Japan - Extended Filing and Payment Deadlines for 2020 Individual Taxes

JP - Extended Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines

The Japanese government has announced that filing and payment due dates for individual income tax, individual consumption tax, and gift tax for 2020 will be extended by one month to April 15, 2021.



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Flash Alert 2021-048

Japan’s National Tax Agency announced on 2 February 2021, that the filing and payment due dates for individual income tax for 2020 will be extended by one month to 15 April 2021, due to the spread of COVID-19.1


The extension of the filing deadline for 2020 individual income tax returns to 15 April 2021, is one of the measures that has been undertaken to allow taxpayers additional time to organise their tax affairs and to avoid large crowds at the tax office with taxpayers submitting tax returns.

For prior coverage of last year’s extension, see GMS Flash Alert 2020-042 (2 March 2020). 

Extended Due Dates

The extended filing and payment deadlines for various individual taxes are as follows:

Flash Alert 2021-048

Payment dates for individual income tax and individual consumption tax by using automatic bank transfer will also be extended as follows:

Flash Alert 2021-048

The information contained in this newsletter was submitted by the KPMG International member firm in Japan.


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