News Vol.64

Hello community!!!

This is Ronnie and Ken of UR-Whitestone!!

How is everyone!? Its a rainy day today but spring is near and everyone should be happy as its a 3 days off from tomorrow!! In some areas flowers are starting to bloom! So maybe you have an early “Hanami” trip this weekend!
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From April 1, 2014, a lot of changes will happen and one of these changes is the increase of Consumption tax, from 5% to 8%.
I wrote an article below for a little bit of information about the increase of Consumption Tax in Japan. Please check it out.

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☆Consumption TAX☆

The items we have been buying in 100 Yen shops, which are actually 105 Yen, will go up to 108 Yen as the Consumption Tax (also known as 消費税-Shouhizei) in Japan will increase from 5% to 8% on April 1, 2014.

The example above is very obvious, but what other items and services will be affected by the consumption tax increase?

According to the Japanese National Tax Agency, the following types of transactions fall under the consumption tax:

・The transfer of property, fortune, assests etc.
・The import of foreign cargo, assests, etc.

Basically, most goods, services, and utilities, in short “consumables,” are taxable.

Below are some of the items which will be directly affected by the consumption tax increase.

Taxed Items
・General Goods and Merchandise
・Food Services
・Parking space rental
・Utility charges (Water, Gas, Electricity)
・Phone Charges
・Travel expenses
・Bank Transfer fees

Please check the links below for more informaton:
・Japan Tax Bulletin
・National Tax Agency Consumption Tax Guide

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