Income tax rates for non-residents
If it is clear that you will be staying in Japan for less than one year, you will be treated as a non-resident and your income tax rate will be 20%. If you are receiving employment income you will be treated as a resident even if you have been in Japan for less than one year, unless you are on a working holiday visa or it is clear for some other reason that your stay in Japan will be less than one year. In this case, please consult the accounts department of your company if you are being taxed as a non-resident.

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