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- Latest updates on the Japanese Immigration law [PDF 137KB]
This alert provides a summary of the latest updates on the Japanese Immigration law such as New Points-Based Preferential System and New Residency Management System.
- 2012 Japan Tax Reform Bill [PDF 131KB]
On March 30, 2012 the Japan Diet approved the 2012 Tax Reform Bill. High-earners can expect to pay more taxes and permanent resident taxpayers with significant offshore assets will be subjected to new disclosure requirements. This disclosure is similar to recent US initiatives, including noncompliance penalties, and will likely impact a number of long-term expatriate residents in Japan.
- 2011 & 2012 Tax Reforms and Impact on Individual Taxpayers in Japan [PDF 148KB]
On November 30, 2011, the Japan Diet approved the “Amendment to the 2011 Tax Reform Bill” and the “Special Measures to Secure the Financial Resources to Implement the Restoration from the Tohoku Earthquake Bill”. Furthermore, on December 10, 2011, the Japan Tax Commission released their 2012 proposed tax reforms. The focus of this alert is on the aforementioned bills which have been signed into law, and on the 2012 proposed income tax reforms and their impact on individual taxpayers in Japan.
- Proposed 2011 Tax Reforms
On December 16, 2010 the Japan Tax Commission released their proposed 2011 tax reforms. The focus of this Alert is on the proposed income tax reforms and other tax issues that affect individual taxpayers in Japan.
- Employee Reporting of Foreign Parent Company Equity Awards
In recent weeks, a number of accounts regarding the underreporting of equity income by senior executives at foreign-based companies in Japan have been published in the Japanese press. This newsletter will address the company’s responsibilities in these situations, including how companies may take action to protect their reputations and any potential damage to their global brands.
- Japan Announces Revised Immigration Laws, Including Additional Penalties
Revised immigration laws were enacted as of July 15, 2009 with corresponding procedural changes expected within three years by cabinet order. There are benefits introduced in the revised laws but also strict penalties for offenders (including imprisonment and/or deportation for certain offences).