Resources

Choosing A Tax Structure For A Japan Business

Once a business has been established in Japan consideration needs to be given to how that entity will recognize income in Japan – this is referred to as the “tax structure”. This article discusses the main options utilized by foreign …

Japan Annual Corporate Tax Compliance Tax Calendar

Foreign companies with operations in Japan are subject to a range of annual compliance obligations. This resource is a calendar that shows the main corporate tax compliance dates. This includes the annual corporate income tax return, the consumption tax return …

Japan PEO / Japan Employer of Record Services

Japan PEO / Japan employer of record services represent an option for foreign companies that require employees on the ground in Japan but do not yet wish to establish a Japan entity. This article discusses how Japan PEO / Japan …

Japan Permanent Establishment (“PE”) Risks

Companies involved in international business need to manage so called Permanent Establishment (“PE”) risks associated with their activities in foreign countries. This article focusses on permanent establishment risks facing foreign companies in Japan.

Compensation & Tax Planning For Foreigners Working in Japan

Prior to starting a work assignment in Japan, it is important to think about the tax effective structuring of compensation. This article discusses some basic Japan tax structuring including company provided housing and the potential benefits of being compensated offshore.

Taxation of Japan Director Compensation

Being the director of a Japanese company can involve significant Japan side tax problems for both the company and the individual director. On the corporate side, bonus payments to directors are usually non-deductible. On the individual director side, standard compensation…

Japan Payroll: An Introduction

For foreign companies that are considering hiring employees in Japan, a basic understanding of Japan payroll is vital. This article provides an overview of how to establish a Japan payroll, the ongoing Japan payroll process, and reporting obligations to the…

Japan Background Checks

When a foreign company plans to hire key employees in Japan, pre-employment background checks are essential. This article explains why Japan background checks are important, the information that is typically available, and the limitations.

Japan’s Visa Programs: Do I Need a Visa to Enter Japan

One of the most important considerations for foreign companies doing business in Japan is the subject of proper work visas. This article discusses Japan’s visa waiver programs which allow employees to visit Japan without the need to obtain a visa…

Choosing A Tax Structure For A Japan Business

Once a business has been established in Japan consideration needs to be given to how that entity will recognize income in Japan – this is referred to as the “tax structure”. This article discusses the main options utilized by foreign …

Japan Annual Corporate Tax Compliance Tax Calendar

Foreign companies with operations in Japan are subject to a range of annual compliance obligations. This resource is a calendar that shows the main corporate tax compliance dates. This includes the annual corporate income tax return, the consumption tax return …

Japan PEO / Japan Employer of Record Services

Japan PEO / Japan employer of record services represent an option for foreign companies that require employees on the ground in Japan but do not yet wish to establish a Japan entity. This article discusses how Japan PEO / Japan …

Japan Permanent Establishment (“PE”) Risks

Companies involved in international business need to manage so called Permanent Establishment (“PE”) risks associated with their activities in foreign countries. This article focusses on permanent establishment risks facing foreign companies in Japan.

Compensation & Tax Planning For Foreigners Working in Japan

Prior to starting a work assignment in Japan, it is important to think about the tax effective structuring of compensation. This article discusses some basic Japan tax structuring including company provided housing and the potential benefits of being compensated offshore.

Taxation of Japan Director Compensation

Being the director of a Japanese company can involve significant Japan side tax problems for both the company and the individual director. On the corporate side, bonus payments to directors are usually non-deductible. On the individual director side, standard compensation…

Japan Payroll: An Introduction

For foreign companies that are considering hiring employees in Japan, a basic understanding of Japan payroll is vital. This article provides an overview of how to establish a Japan payroll, the ongoing Japan payroll process, and reporting obligations to the…

Japan Background Checks

When a foreign company plans to hire key employees in Japan, pre-employment background checks are essential. This article explains why Japan background checks are important, the information that is typically available, and the limitations.

Japan’s Visa Programs: Do I Need a Visa to Enter Japan

One of the most important considerations for foreign companies doing business in Japan is the subject of proper work visas. This article discusses Japan’s visa waiver programs which allow employees to visit Japan without the need to obtain a visa…