Jun 16, 2017

Tax evasion tally jumped to ¥16.1 billion in fiscal 2016

Compulsory probes found tax evasion in fiscal 2016 totaled ¥16.1 billion, including penalties, up ¥2.3 billion from the previous year, the National Tax Agency said Thursday. In the year ended in March, the number of tax evasion cases handled by regional taxation bureaus across the ...

'Japanese wine' output leans toward white: survey

Nov 29, 2016

'Japanese wine' output leans toward white: survey

Unlike other countries where they make more red wine than white, wineries in Japan produced more white wine in fiscal 2015 in terms of products using only domestically grown grapes, a National Tax Agency survey has shown. The reason for this, said Hiroshi Ito, a ...

Tax agency may narrow definition of 'Japanese sake'

Jun 10, 2015

Tax agency may narrow definition of 'Japanese sake'

The National Tax Agency is considering defining "Japanese sake" as a home-brewed alcoholic drink made from Japanese-grown rice in order to differentiate it from foreign-brewed sake, according to sources. The agency is mulling the definition to improve the brand of Japanese sake and help give ...

May 23, 2014

Government appeals IBM tax refund

The government has appealed a court ruling that ¥120 billion in taxes and penalties paid by the IBM Japan group should be refunded because regulators wrongfully believed the company abused tax consolidation regulations. On May 9, the Tokyo District Court endorsed the IBM Japan group's ...