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TAXES

Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Apr 30, 2017
Economists disagree with Trump's two-dimensional view of U.S. trade deficit
By President Donald Trump's math, renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement and other deals will largely pay for the massive tax cuts his Cabinet laid out this past week.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / SENTAKU MAGAZINE
Apr 23, 2017
The poverty of politics and tobacco policy
The government is caught in a trap of its own making — how does it stay in the business of selling tobacco while promoting public health?
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Apr 12, 2017
Resisting Trump's America: why we march in Japan, again
On April 15 we will gather again in Tokyo to peacefully protest in solidarity with over 150 sister marches worldwide to demand the release of President Trump's complete tax returns since 2005.
EDITORIALS
Mar 11, 2017
Hometown tax donation system
The hometown tax donation program is rife with problems and should be abolished.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Feb 27, 2017
Tax break for OTC drugs seeks to get Japanese managing their health, not swarming clinics
Buying medicine at a drugstore can now save you taxes.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 10, 2017
New report says Mexico-U.S. border wall will cost $21 billion, take over 3 years to build
President Donald Trump's "wall" along the U.S.-Mexico border will be a series of fences and walls that would cost as much as $21.6 billion, and take more than three years to construct, based on a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) internal report seen Thursday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 10, 2017
Trump trumpets 'phenomenal' tax announcement, divulges no specifics
U.S. President Donald Trump plans to announce the most ambitious tax reform plan since the Reagan era in the next few weeks, the White House said on Thursday, sending stock prices and the dollar higher on hopes for a cut in corporate tax rates.
EDITORIALS
Feb 5, 2017
Tax-avoidance adoptions
A Supreme Court decision effectively condones the status quo. But it should lead people to think about the practice of adoption as a tax-reduction measure.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 2, 2017
Lawyers say U.S. tax plan would break WTO rules
A proposed U.S. corporate tax reform would almost certainly contravene international trade rules if implemented, lawyers have said, risking the biggest dispute in the history of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
BUSINESS
Jan 27, 2017
Japan to keep close eye on business impact of U.S.-Mexico spat
Japan says it is paying close attention to the spat between the Trump administration and Mexico because it could affect some of its biggest firms.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 18, 2016
Seven candidates to compete in French left-wing presidential primaries
Seven candidates will run in next month's French left-wing primaries seeking to win the nomination for next year's presidential election, the organizers said on Saturday.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Dec 7, 2016
Japan's taxman sticks his OAR in, looking for leviable expat assets held abroad
Experts answer readers' queries about the overseas assets reporting law aimed at taxing wealth held outside Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 1, 2016
Trump's Treasury pick targets taxes, trade reforms
President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the U.S. Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, said on Wednesday the administration would make tax reform and trade pact overhauls top priorities in order to achieve a sustained pace of 3 percent to 4 percent economic growth.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Nov 30, 2016
Fillon's economic shock therapy for France risks side effects
On paper, French presidential favorite Francois Fillon's free market plans to cut business taxes, relax labor laws and shrink the public sector should give corporate France a shot in the arm and boost economic growth.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 30, 2016
Callers for dollars: Inside India's IRS scam call centers
In late September, a woman in National City, California, received a voice message on her phone saying she was in trouble with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) over "tax evasion or tax fraud."
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 25, 2016
LDP agrees to unify tax rates on beer, similar alcoholic drinks
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party agreed Friday to unify tax rates on beer and beer-like drinks in fiscal 2017 tax reforms, with an eye on adopting a uniform tax rate in October 2026, lawmakers said.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Oct 30, 2016
Long-term foreign Japan residents must declare overseas assets — and could be taxed on them
Foreign residents who have been in Japan for more five years are required to report any assets held abroad and may have to pay tax on them if their combined value tops ¥50 million.
EDITORIALS
Sep 24, 2016
Changing the spousal tax break
The authorities had better tread very carefully when deciding whether to change the spousal tax deduction system.
JAPAN
Sep 17, 2016
Son of Keyence founder failed to pay ¥150 billion in gift tax
The elder son of the founder of Japanese measuring instrument maker Keyence Corp. failed to pay over ¥150 billion ($1.47 billion) in gift tax over the receipt of stocks of an asset management firm, sources close to the matter said Saturday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 14, 2016
Trump presidency could cost U.S. economy $1 trillion, research firm says
The U.S. economy could be $1 trillion smaller than otherwise expected in 2021 if Republican candidate Donald Trump wins the presidential election in November, economics research firm Oxford Economics said on Tuesday.

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