Remittance Taxation for Non-permanent Residents

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In accordance with the Japanese Income Tax Law, individuals are classified into two categories for tax residency status, namely residents and non-residents. Residents are classified further into permanent residents and non-permanent residents. Non-permanent residents are individuals who do not have Japanese nationality and have had a residence or address in Japan for less than five years in the past 10 years. Taxable income subject to income tax is different depending on individuals’ tax residency status.

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