Administrative Procedures アーカイブ
The alien registration system was abolished, and new residency management system was started on July 9,2012.There are some differences of procedures between previous system.
The points of change;
A "Copy of Certificate of Residence" is issued!
You are able to use "Copy of Certificate of Residence" to certify your address, nationality and more. And Foreigner and Japanese mixed family can also be issued the all of family mentioned.
A "Resident Card" is issued instead of Alien Registration Certificate!
A resident card is issued after abolishment of the alien registration system. Alien registration certificate was deemed until July 8, 2015, however, this is invalid now. For further information or inquiries, please ask Immigration Bureau.
The number of notification to Kota Town Office is decreased!
It was needed to notify the change of Status of Residence, the extending Period of Stay or something to Kota Town Office after the procedures at immigration Bureau. Then you are NOT needed to notify to Town Office.
Please check the links below for further information.
Japanese and Others www.immi-moj.go.jp/newimmiact_1/index.html
When You Move to a New Address
You should notify the change of domicile to each municipal office within 14 days from you move out. And also in case of changing domicile in Kota, you should notify Town Office. And it is needed to bring your resident card to enter up a new address.
When You Marry
Check the link below. (Only Japanese)
Please seek direction to the Embassy or Immigration Bureau if you don't know how to go through the formalities.
Inquiry:Citizens Section (Jumin-ka), Citizens & Children Department, Kota Town Office
Phone:0564-62-1111 (Extention No.121,122)
What is TAX.
Those who live in Japan, even if they have foreign nationality, have the obligation to pay town taxes (ex. Individual Residence Tax, Fixed Assets Tax, Light Vehicles Tax and etc). The money provided by taxation is an important financial resources for administrative services for everyone. And if you do NOT pay tax, you may be punished, for example, having your property attached. Please consult our receipt group of taxation section (zeimu-ka) staff by interview or telephone if it is difficult for you to pay the tax within that period.
Local Inhabitant Tax
Income Tax (Shotoku-zei), is national tax, is calculated from your every salary and bonuses. The employer withholds the tax from that salary and bonuses. It is called Withholding Tax (Gensen Choshu).
In contrast, individual inhabitant tax is levied on every June by municipal where you live on January 1. This tax is based on the income of January 1 to December 31 of last year, for example, the individual inhabitant tax that started to pay from June 2016 is founded on the earning of 2015.
*When you leave Japan, you have to assign somebody to be tax caretaker who have the obligation to pay your tax.
Declaration of Local Inhabitant Tax
Those who lives in Kota on January 1 is needed to declare your income and business expenses for the previous year to Kota Town Office between February and March. Otherwise, you may have some problems with extending Period of Stay or calculating your decent insurance premium of National Health Insurance. The person who moved into Kota on and after January 1. And there is no need to report to Kota Town Office on condition that you file Final Retun against Tax Office.
*In case of you have no earning for a year, it is also necessary to fill out your income tax return "No earning".
*On the other hand, in case of you have earning for a year, please produce your income tax certification (Gensen choshu-hyo). However, it is no need to produce if your company had produced.
*You have to prepare the documents that prove your kinship and support on condition that you are supporting your family who live in overseas.
The way to pay Local Inhabitant Tax
There are 2 ways below.
This is the way of withheld from your salary. In principle, you are collected from your every salary.
This is the way of payment by yourself. You are needed to pay tax at town office or bank 4 times a year, using the Tax Payment Slip that is issued by Kota Town Office. And you can choose the way to pay by using an account transfer.
Light Vehicles Tax
Light Vehicles Tax is levied on residents who own motorized bicycle (motorcycle with motor until 125cc), small-sized special motor vehicles (ex. Cultivator, Forklift and etc.), Kei-car or two wheeler vehicles (motor cycle with motor over 125cc) on every April 1. You are needed to pay tax that year even though the vehicles is scrapped or sold after April 1.
The tax must be paid using 'A notice of tax payment', is sent middle May, till end of May. It is necessary to follow the procedure at Kota Town Office when resistering, changing or scrapping motorized bicycle and small-sized special motor vehicles.
In case of other light vehicles, you are needed take some procedure at each place as follows.
|Two-wheeler vehicles(motor size 125cc to 250cc)||
Japan Light Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Association, Aichi Office, Mikawa Branch
(Zenkoku-Kei-Jidousha-Kyokai-Rengokai Aichi-Jimusho Mikawa-Shisho)
Inquiry: 0565-52-3111 (Toyota City)
|Two-wheeler vehicles(motor size 250cc over)||
Aichi Transport Branch Office, Nishimikawa Vehicle Inspection and Registration Office
(Aichi-Unyu-Shikyoku Nishimikawa-Jidousha-Kensa-Toroku-Jimusho Mikawa Shisho)
Inquiry: 050-5540-2047 (Toyota City)
|Three-wheeler vehicles and Kei-car||
Light Motor Vehicle Inspection Organization, Aichi Management Office, Mikawa Branch
(Kei-Jidousha-Kensa-Kyokai Aichi-Shukan-Jimusho Mikawa-Shisho)
Inquiry: 050-3816-1772 (Toyota City)
And, Automobile Tax, is levied by Aichi Prefecture, is the tax of standard-sized cars. Please ask Nishimikawa Prefecture-tax Office (Nishimikawa Kenzei Jimusho) about this tax.
Inquiry: 0564-27-2712 (Okazaki City)
Fixed Assets Tax
Fixed Assets Tax is levied on the owners of lands, buildings and depreciable assets (tangible assets for commercial purposes excluding lands and buildings) as of January 1 of each year based on the assessed price of the fixed assets.
Inquiry: Taxation Section (Zeimu-ka), General Affairs Department, Kota Town Office
About Individual Residence Tax and Light Vehicles Tax: Town Inhabitant Tax Group (Chominzei-gurupu) (Extention No. 161,162)
About Fixed Assets Tax: Assets Tax Group (Shisanzei-gurupu) (Extention No. 163,164)
About Payment: Receipt Group (Shuna-gurupu) (Extention No. 165,166)
A guide to life in Kota
Kota Town Office 1-1, Motobayashi, Hishiike Kota, Nukata-gun, Aichi Prefecture,444-0192 Japan