Local Tax Common Payment System
“Local Tax Portable System” (eLTAX) makes tax filing and payments quick and easy. Through eLTAX, you can complete a series of tax payment procedure such as submitting applications or notifications, filing tax returns, and making tax payments to local governments. Starting on October 1, 2019, you can use a common electronic tax payment system to pay local taxes to several local governments at a time, which is more efficient and convenient than a traditional way of preparing payment slips for each local government and visiting financial institutions to pay taxes. The new system will significantly ease a series of tax payment procedure. In this News, we will mention the merits of a common tax payment system for local taxes.
2. Electronic payment system available in all local governments
Currently, the electronic tax payment is not available in some local governments; however, on or after October 1, 2019, it is available in all local governments, and taxpayers can perform a series of tax payment procedure including filing tax returns and paying taxes via eLTAX.
3. Complete a series of tax payment procedure via eLTAX
Through eLTAX, right after filing tax returns, taxpayers can make tax payments to several local governments at a lump sum. (But only available in the same kinds of taxes and tax returns.)
Although receipts are not issued, you can receive a confirmation message about the completion of tax payments or check the history of tax payments via eLTAX.
4. Electronic tax payments available at your home or office
You can pay taxes via the Internet at your home or office without going to local tax offices or financial institutions. The payment via the Internet is available from 8:30 to 24:00 on weekdays. Saturdays and Sundays are also available at the end of the month and during a busy season. No charges are required to taxpayers.
5. Tax categories
Subjected tax categories are as follows:
・Corporation Prefectural Inhabitant Tax
・Corporation Enterprise Tax
・Special Local Corporation Tax
・Corporation Municipal Inhabitant Tax
・Individual Inhabitant Tax (special collection of employment income, retirement income)
In this News, we mentioned a common payment system for local taxes.
Please note that this News only introduces general outlines and does not include professional advice. So please make sure not to make any decisions without taking professional advice individually. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Start of local tax common payment system (Japanese)
Local tax common payment system Q&A (Japanese)
（Accessed on May 27, 2019）