On 18 November 2016, the bills to postpone the consumption tax rate increase were passed by the Japanese Diet. Consequently, the consumption tax rate increase from 8 percent to 10 percent was postponed by two and a half years. As local taxation for companies was scheduled to be amended when the consumption tax rate is increased from 8 percent to 10 percent, the timing of the amendments was also postponed by two and a half years.
As a consequence of the aforementioned amendments, on 15 February 2017, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government released a proposal to postpone the timing of the amendments to local tax rates, which will be discussed in the 2017 first ordinary session of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly held from 22 February to 30 March 2017.
We have set out in this e-Tax News the tax rates under the proposal for a company in Tokyo which is liable for size-based business taxes（broadly, a company whose stated capital is over JPY100 million）.
KPMG Japan e-Tax News No.129