[Reminder] Upcoming changes to the Japanese tax reform

Announcement reposted from Amazon:

Note: Ignore this announcement if you have submitted recently your JCT number.

Important: The following information does not constitute tax, legal, or other professional advice and must not be used as such. Consult your professional advisor if you have any questions.

On October 1, 2023, the Qualified Invoice Retention System, a reform implemented by the National Tax Agency Japan, will come into effect.

Currently, Amazon.co.jp issues invoices on your behalf. Once the reform starts, Amazon.co.jp will issue invoices on your behalf if you have provided your Japanese consumption tax registration number (JCT number) on Seller Central.

If you already have your JCT number, submit it here.

According to the tax agency, it takes about three weeks to get a JCT number if you submit an e-Tax application, and about two months if you submit a paper application. It may take longer to process last-minute applications.

If you don’t have a JCT number, we recommend that you apply for one as soon as possible.

To help you understand this system, we hold regular webinars with the participation of a National Tax Agency advisor.

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If you need additional help with understanding your tax compliance obligations in Japan, we recommend that you consult a tax advisor. The guidance that Amazon provides is an informational resource only and is not a substitute for tax advice.

You can find tax advisors on our Service Provider Network who can help you with JCT registration:

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For more information, watch our Seller University video Submit your JCT number and go to the following help pages: