Japan Income Tax Calculator

Find out how much your salary is after tax so you can have a better idea of what to expect when planning your budget
Updated for 2021 Tax Year
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Salary Before Tax¥ 0

Salary After Tax¥ 0

Total Tax¥ 0

Average Tax Rate0 %

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Salary Before Tax¥ 0

Income Tax¥ 0

Surtax¥ 0

Local Inhabitant Tax¥ 0

Health Insurance¥ 0

Welfare Pension¥ 0

Unemployment Insurance¥ 0

Total Tax¥ 0

Salary After Tax¥ 0

Total Deductions¥ 0

Average Tax Rate0 %

Summary

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Enter your salary into the calculator above to find out how taxes in Japan affect your income. You'll then get your estimated take home pay, a detailed breakdown of your potential tax liability, and a quick summary down here so you can have a better idea of what to expect when planning your budget.

If you make 0 a year living in Japan, we estimate that you'll be taxed 0. In almost all cases, your employer will automatically withhold this amount from your paychecks and thus your take home pay should be around 0 per year or 0 per month. Lastly, your average tax rate ends up being around 0 %. Note that this estimate is based only on the most common standard deductions and credits, if any. If you are eligible for additional deductions and credits, your taxes may be lower.

What is the income tax rate in Japan?

The individual income tax rate in Japan is progressive and ranges from 5% to 45% depending on your income for residents while non-residents are taxed at a flat rate of around 20%. For more details, check out our detail section.

Details about income tax in Japan

For resident taxpayers, the income tax system in Japan is a progressive tax system. This means that your income is split into multiple brackets where lower brackets are taxed at lower rates and higher brackets are taxed at higher rates. Tax rates range from 5% to 45%.

For 2021 tax year

Taxable Income (JPY)Tax Rate
First 1,950,0005%
From 1,950,000 to 3,300,00010%
From 3,300,000 to 6,950,00020%
From 6,950,000 to 9,000,00023%
From 9,000,000 to 18,000,00033%
From 18,000,000 to 40,000,00040%
From 40,000,000 onwards45%

Both standard deductions and personal exemptions exist to help lower your taxable income and the amounts for these vary based on your income. Resident taxpayers are also liable for local prefectural and municipal government income tax. This local inhabitant tax does not vary too much between prefectures.

Non-resident taxpayers are taxed at a flat rate of around 20% and are generally not eligible for any deductions.

Social Security in Japan

Social security in Japan consists of national health insurance, welfare pension, and unemployment insurance. For residents, all of these can act as deductions when calculating your income tax. While non-residents still have to contribute to social security, they cannot deduct social security contributions.

National health insurance contribution rates range from 4% to 10% depending on the prefecture and are higher for those over 40 years of age. At the moment, our calculator only uses the rate for Tokyo, but adding the rates for other prefectures is something we are considering. Welfare pension contribution rates are around 9% and unemployment insurance contribution rates are under 1%.

There is a maximum cap for the income that is considered in contributions for health insurance and welfare pension and these caps differ between normal salary income and income in the form of bonuses.

Resident status and income tax in Japan

Permanent resident taxpayers are subject to tax on worldwide income. Non-permanent resident taxpayers and non-resident taxpayers are subject to tax only on their Japan-sourced income with the former also being taxed on their foreign-sourced income that is paid into or remitted to Japan too.

An individual is considered to be a resident for tax purposes when they have had a "juusho" (住所, residence) in Japan or has maintained a "kyosho" (居所, temporary place of abode) in Japan for a period of one year or more. Otherwise, they are considered to be a non-resident for tax purposes.

For foreign nationals, resident taxpayers can then be further classified into permanent residents and non-permanent residents for tax purposes. Those with an aggregate stay in Japan between one and five years within the last ten years are considered non-permanent resident taxpayers. On the other hand, those with an aggregate stay of more than five years within the last ten years are considered permanent resident taxpayers.

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Quick Facts about Japan

  • Name(s) in Native Language(s):日本
  • Main Language(s):Japanese
  • Currency:Japanese Yen (¥)
  • Capital:Tokyo
  • Total Population:125,470,000
  • Most Populous City:Tokyo
  • Time Zone(s):UTC+9
  • International Phone Code:+81
  • Driving Side:Left
  • Climate:Ranges from continental to subtropical, typically has a rainy season in the summer

Tax Calculator Disclaimer

  • Tax situations vary widely and calculations can get very complex. This calculator only provides an estimate according to the most common scenarios for salary (standard employment income) that comes from an employer. If you are self-employed, your taxes might differ.
  • There may be additional deductions, credits, exemptions, allowances, reliefs, etc depending on many factors. Some factors are about your family such as the number of dependents, children, relatives, parents, etc. Other factors may include mortgage payments, property depreciation, charitible donations, additional voluntary retirement contributions, etc. Whether or not you are handicapped and/or disabled may also sometimes be an additional factor.
  • Depending on region and jurisdiction, salary bonuses may be treated and taxed differently from standard salary. Additionally, some cities may have city specific income tax.
  • This calculator only estimates income tax. It does not consider other taxes like property tax, self-employment tax, capital gains tax, dividend tax, etc.
  • Calculators from other sites may show slightly different numbers due to different deductions/credits being included or they are based on data from a different year.
  • Investomatica is not a tax advisor. While we try our best to stay up to date with changes in tax codes, we make no guarantee our calculator will always be accurate. Generally, we review changes once a year. If you notice a major miscalculation or error with our calculator (most likely caused by a typo somewhere), feel free to direct message us on twitter and let us know. However, if you have specific tax questions, please consult a licensed tax professional.

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