Section 3. Taxes in Japan

3.2 Domestic-sourced income

3.2.1 Domestic-sourced income in the business year commencing on or after April 1, 2016

As described in 3.1.1, types of domestic-sourced income and taxable scope have also changed from the business year commencing on or after April 1, 2016. The major domestic-sourced income in the business year commencing on or after April 1, 2016 is as follows. Please note that the specific scope of taxation differs by the type of activity of a foreign corporation in Japan, as will be described later(see 3. 3. 4.)

  1. (1)

    Income attributable to permanent establishment

  2. (2)

    Income derived from the management/holding of assets in Japan

  3. (3)

    Proceeds from the transfer of assets in Japan

  4. (4)

    Consideration for providing certain services rendered in Japan, such as engineers

  5. (5)

    Rent of real estates and other properties in Japan

  6. (6)

    Other domestic-sourced income

3.2.2 Domestic-sourced income in the business year commenced by March 31, 2016 (reference)

For the business year commenced by March 31, 2016, below is the typical example of the domestic-sourced income that forms the basis to determine the tax treatment on foreign corporations.

  1. (1)

    Business income derived from business activities in Japan

  2. (2)

    Consideration for providing certain services rendered in Japan such as engineers

  3. (3)

    Rent of real estate and other properties in Japan

  4. (4)

    Proceeds from the transfer of real estate in Japan

  5. (5)

    Income derived from the management of assets in Japan

  6. (6)

    Interest on deposits and savings deposited to offices in Japan

  7. (7)

    Dividends received from domestic corporations

  8. (8)

    Interest on loans for business operations in Japan

  9. (9)

    License fees, royalties and usage fees for machinery and equipment received from business operation in Japan

Section3: Table of Contents


Section3:Documents businesses are required to submit to authorities

Section3
(Section1)
Documents Where documents are listed within the URL Reference The competent authorities
relating to the document
3.3.1
(1.6)
Notification of Incorporation of a CompanyExternal site: a new window will open See National Tax Agency
Guidelines 1. Notification of corporation establishment
National Tax AgencyExternal site: a new window will open
3.3.1
(1.6)
Notification of Incorporation / Establishment of corporation
(for submission to Tokyo Metropolitan when establishing an office in Tokyo)
ReferencePDF File(364KB) Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Bureau of taxationExternal site: a new window will open
3.3.1
(1.6)
Notification of Incorporation of a Company (for submission to municipalities) ReferencePDF File(401KB) Local municipality offices
3.3.1
(1.6)
Notification of a foreign companyExternal site: a new window will open See National Tax Agency
Guidelines 2. Notification about Becoming Foreign Ordinary Corporation
National Tax AgencyExternal site: a new window will open
3.3.10(3)
(1.6)
Application for Blue Form ReturnExternal site: a new window will open National Tax Agency
Guidelines 6. Application form for Approval of Filing Blue Return
National Tax AgencyExternal site: a new window will open
3.4.2
(1.6)
Notification of Establishment / Relocation / Discontinuance of Salary Paying Office etc.External site: a new window will open See National Tax Agency
10. Notification of Establishment/
Relocation/Closure of a Salary-paying office
National Tax AgencyExternal site: a new window will open
3.3.10(1)
(1.6)
Application for Special Provision for Extension of the Due Date for Filing a Final Tax ReturnExternal site: a new window will open See National Tax Agency
5. Application for Special Provision for Extension of the Due Date for Filing a Final Return Form
National Tax AgencyExternal site: a new window will open
3.3.1(1)
(1.6)
Application for Approval Made in Relation to the Special Provision for Due Dates for Withholding Income TaxExternal site: a new window will open See National Tax Agency
11. Application for Approval Made in Relation to the Special Provision for Due Dates for Withholding Income Tax
National Tax AgencyExternal site: a new window will open
3.3.10(1)
(1.6)
Notification of a Disposition of/Application for Approval of Extension of the Due Date for Filing a Final Tax Form
(for submission to Tokyo Metropolitan)
ReferencePDF File(925KB) Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Bureau of taxationExternal site: a new window will open
3.3.10(1)
(1.6)
Notification of a Disposition of/Application for Approval of Extension of the Due Date for Filing a Final Tax Return
(for submission to municipalities)
ReferencePDF File(775KB) Local municipality offices

Materials listed as ‘Reference’ contain samples of documents regarding registration, visa, taxation, personnel and labor matters that are necessary when a foreign company establishes a corporation or other entity in Japan. These documents are not published by competent authorities and therefore are not official. For those who are going through the official procedures, please obtain the latest official documents from the competent authorities and related bodies or consult a person who specializes in advising on such information and procedures.

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