Japan tax bulletin

Japan tax bulletin is a quarterly published newsletter on important tax and business developments in Japan.

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  • 2016 October
    - Entertainment expenses
  • 2016 September
    - Effect of the reverse-charge mechanism on foreign enterprises
  • 2016 August
    - Restricted Stock
  • 2016 July
    - Family Corporations under Japan tax law
  • 2016 June
    - The treatment of donations (kifukin) under Japan tax law
  • 2016 May
    - Filing requirements for the Country-by-Country report and Master File for a Specified Multinational Enterprise Group
  • 2016 April
    - Procedures for claiming tax treaty benefits
  • 2016 March
    - Restrictions on interest expense deduction
  • 2016 February
    - Proposed change to the transfer pricing documentation rules
  • 2016 January
    - Group taxation
  • 2015 December
    - Asian Headquarters Special Economic Zone in Tokyo
  • 2015 November
    - Preferential Tax treatments for Small or Medium sized Enterprise ("SME")
  • 2015 October
    - Impact of BEPS Action 7 Preventing the Artificial Avoidance of PE Status on Japan inbound investments
  • 2015 September
    - The new consumption tax rules for cross-border electronic transactions
  • 2015 August
    - Business Expense: Deductibility of Officer’s Compensation
  • 2015 July
    - Debt Push Down more restricted by the Earnings stripping rule
  • 2015 June
    - Tax Incentives in Japan
  • 2015 April
    - Tax Losses Under Japan Tax Law
  • 2015 March
    - The cabinet approved the outline of 2015 Tax Reform Proposal on January 14, 2015. Major reform proposals are discussed in this Issue.
  • 2014 October
    - New rules for the taxation of Permanent Establishments and measures planned for consumption tax on electronic sales including the “reverse charge” mechanism.
  • 2013 September
    - Consumption Tax rate rise transitional measures and recent taxation agreements
  • 2013 March
    - 2013 Tax Reform proposals and proposed amendments to the US - Japan tax treaty
  • 2012 August
    - Japan’s new reporting requirements for overseas assets and share based remuneration, and a new consumption tax bill
  • 2012 May
    - Japan’s new energy proposals, a recent transfer pricing case and new taxation agreements
  • 2012 January
    - Japan’s corporation tax rate reduction, 2012 Tax Reform proposals, and a recent Tokyo District Court decision
  • 2011 October
    - Japan's 2011 Tax reforms and new taxation agreements
  • 2011 August
    - Tax measures adopted in response to the March 11 disaster
  • 2011 February
    - New incentives for inbound investment into Japan
  • 2010 October
    - Japan’s new taxation agreements and a recent tax assessment
  • 2010 May
    - 2010 Tax Reform
  • 2009 December
    - Japan’s new taxation agreements and recent transfer pricing litigation
  • 2009 October
    - Consignment manufacturing and Japan’s tax haven rules
    - Tax agreement with Switzerland
  • 2009 July
    - International taxation under 2009 Tax Reform
  • 2009 January
    - 2009 Japan Tax Reforms Proposals
  • 2007 July
    - Japanese Tax Regime for Triangular Mergers Takes Effect
    - Japan’s taxation of trusts - 2007 tax reforms
    - Tax treatment of Leases
    - Other 2007 tax reforms
    - Transfer Pricing: Pre-consultation windows established in Japan
  • 2007 January
    - 2007 Tax Reform
    - New Japan-Philippines Tax Treaty Protocol to Reduce Withholding Tax Rates
    - Japan, U.K. Exchange Diplomatic Notes on Tax Treaty Protocol
  • 2006 June
  • 2006 January
  • 2005 September
  • 2005 June
  • 2004 December
  • 2004 August
  • 2004 April
  • 2004 January

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    - India votes for change
  • 2014 March
    - India towards stronger governance
  • 2013 December
    - Grant Thornton sets up desks in India and Japan to help dynamic businesses increase global footprint

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