Business Oct 7, 2016

LDP gets cold feet on axing spousal tax break

by Tomohiro Osaki

In the latest sign that the ruling Liberal Democratic Party will not reform a tax break that has long been viewed as a disincentive for working women, Secretary-General Toshihiro Nikai appeared to walk back his earlier support for the reform. The spousal tax break reduces ...

Business Nov 30, 2015

Japan may end business tax break for solar installs, Nikkei says

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is reportedly seeking to halt funding for the lion's share of a ¥70 billion renewable energy program by removing tax breaks for companies that install solar panels to sell power. Cutting the solar incentive portion of the initiative will shore ...

Business Aug 30, 2013

Gov't to introduce tax breaks to realize growth strategy

As part of its growth strategy, the administration plans to introduce a set of tax breaks to encourage companies to purchase new equipment and help hospitals and inns make their buildings more resilient to earthquakes. By also taking measures to bolster Japan's industrial competitiveness, such ...

National Apr 23, 2013

Lawmakers received dubious tax breaks

At least 17 lawmakers received questionable tax breaks between 2009 and 2011 by moving donations they made to local chapters of their political parties to fund management groups, it was learned Sunday. Politicians are unable to receive income tax breaks if they donate money directly ...