Japan: Extensions for individuals filing tax returns, paying taxes (COVID-19)

Japan: Extensions for individuals filing tax returns

The National Tax Agency in February 2021 updated a set of “frequently asked questions” (FAQs) including an FAQ about additional time for individual taxpayers to file tax returns and remit payments of tax, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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The return filing and payment due dates for individual income tax, individual consumption tax, and gift tax for 2020 are extended to 15 April 2021. The payment dates for individual income tax and individual consumption tax made by using automatic bank transfer is also extended.

The FAQs explain that the deadline extension applies to other taxpayer filings and procedures.

Read a February 2021 report [PDF 459 KB] and a February 2021 report [PDF 304 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Japan

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