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Implementing Fukuoka City’s Proposed, National Government Approved  “Tax Reduction for Startups”


In accordance to the National Strategic Special Zone Initiatives, relief measures (Tax Reduction for Startups) are being implemented for corporate taxes at newly founded businesses.


Details of this system will be announced following the expected revision of the law. This website will provide details once they are made available.


Maximizing the potential of this new tax system, Fukuoka City strives to achieve the government’s growth strategies, and turn Japan into a “Startup Friendly State” brimming with the entrepreneurial spirit. We are looking forward to meeting entrepreneurs who embrace the risk and challenges of founding new businesses.


New Corporate Tax, Relief Measures Outline
(Applicable Area) Applicable to Fukuoka City, Greater Tokyo Area, Kansai Region, Aichi Prefecture, and all other National Strategic Special Zones


(Requirements)  Corporations that fulfill the following requirements (primary requirements and details are being confirmed)
 


  • Founded after the designation of the Special Zones (May 1, 2014) and the main office is located in the Special Zone.
  • Utilizes the exceptional measures regulated by the National Strategic Special Zone Law and is an innovative businesses that falls into one of the following four categories: IoT(*1), International, Medical, and Agriculture.
  • To be designated by the Minister of the Special Zone after the Special Zone Law is ratified (expected in the near future) and before May 31, 2018.

(Tax Benefit) Income is reduced by 20% for five years following the founding of the business.


  • (*1) Internet of Things: Technology that connects sensors, machines, and “things” to the Internet.
  • (*2) The combined National and Regional corporate taxes are expected to decline to approximately 30% next year. Corporations eligible for this measure are expected to decrease their corporate taxes to approximately 24%.