ACCJ Taxation Committee Update: NTA extends declaration and payment deadlines to Thursday, April 16, 2020
The ACCJ Taxation Committee would like to remind members that on February 27th, the Japan National Tax Agency (“NTA”) announced the deadline to file and pay the taxes for the 2019 individual income tax returns, consumption tax returns for individuals and sole proprietors, and gift tax returns would be extended to April 16, 2020. This measure is to prevent the potential for further spreading of the COVID-19 virus from large gatherings of people at the tax office trying to file their tax returns and pay their taxes by the original deadline.
As the announcement does not contain details on the practical application and operation of the extension and there have been no further public announcements since the 27th, ACCJ members should consult with their Japan tax advisors to determine how this extension may or may not apply to their situations.
Click here to read the announcement (in Japanese).
We will post an English translation shortly.