Taxes and Takoyaki, two things you’re just not going to be able to avoid while you’re in Japan. While we’ve already discussed in depth the calculations around your health insurance (which is really a tax), it’s not the only tax you’ll encounter, either on your payslip or in your mailbox. So, what other tax bills can you expect?
Most purchases in Japan will incur a consumption tax of 10%, while items such as alcohol and tobacco have their own excise taxes beyond consumption tax. If you end up buying a vehicle or property during your time here, you’ll be looking at vehicle tax on the former and property taxes on the latter. Beyond those though, there are some taxes everyone in Japan must pay. The aforement