A statue of the Buddha in Yanaka, Tokyo near Nippori station
This post collates together frequently asked questions relating to Japanese international tax issues. Common issues in international tax include identifying whether income has a source in a particular country and hence may be within the scope of the taxing jurisdiction of the authorities of the country concerned; whether tax treaties amend or alter the scope of such jurisdiction or mitigate the rate of tax paid and how the matters intrinsic to an enterprise – for example their residence or whether or not they fiscally transparent – impacts the rights of a country to impose tax. This and other issues are discussed in the international tax section (see the drop down menu) but to start off with below are a series of Japanese international tax FAQs. Read More
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