Japan: Special grace period for tax payments (COVID-19)

Japan: Special grace period for tax payments

Measures—including a special grace period of one year for eligible companies to make tax payments—are provided as tax relief for companies in response to the economic challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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The tax relief is based on laws, cabinet orders, ministerial ordinances, and administrative guidance issued by the tax agency, and in addition to the one-year grace period for tax payments includes the following tax relief for companies:

  • Tax refunds from tax loss carrybacks by “blue-form” taxpayers
  • A special provision for a change to an election regarding the consumption tax and relief from the limitation on exemption from tax liabilities
  • Tax measures for investments made in telework equipment by small and medium-sized companies
  • A special measure to reduce the tax on fixed assets for depreciable assets and buildings used by small and medium-sized businesses
  • An extension and expansion of special measures for the tax on fixed assets with a goal of achieving a “productivity revolution”

Read a July 2020 report [PDF 197 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Japan

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