National Tax

Income Tax (National Tax)

Income tax (shotoku-zei) is levied on income earned in one year between January and December. Income tax is based on a self-assessment system, and taxpayers must file final returns between February 16th and March 15th.

However, if you are a company employee (salaried worker), income taxes are deducted from your monthly paycheck and the year-end adjustment (fixation and settlement of the amount of income tax for the year)  is handled by your employer; therefore, you do not need to file final returns in principle. However, if you have additional income or claim a deduction in medical expenses, you will need to file a tax return on your own.

Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to receive a tax refund. For details, please contact your employer or your nearest Taxation Office.

Fukuoka Regional Taxation Bureau

Fukuoka Joint Government Building 2-11-1 Hakata-eki Higashi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka

Tel: 092-411-0031 (ext.2218) *Japanese, English

Fukuoka Taxation Office

4-8-28 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka


Hakata Taxation Office

1-8-1 maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka


Kashii Taxation Office

6-2-1 Chihaya, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka


Nishi Fukuoka Taxation Office

1-5-22 Momochi, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka


National Tax Agency Website (Japanese) (English)