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07-11-17 | 10:00 h - 11:00 h

Webinar 106: Invest Tokyo: The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Initiatives to Support Foreign Companies and Entrepreneurs

What approaches are taken by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) to attract foreign companies to Tokyo?: Tokyo’s market trends and business support provided by the TMG with particular focus on companies related to the 4th industrial revolution and finances 

03-10-17 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h

Webinar 103: The Japanese Startup Ecosystem: Opportunities for EU Collaboration

How has the Japanese startup ecosystem developed, and what are its features both within Japan and in terms of connections to European markets?

LDP plan to halve fixed asset tax for capital investments SMEs for three years

Nikkei (J) reports on December 7th that the LDP Tax System Research Council is planning to half the fixed asset taxes (kotei shisanzei) for SMEs for a period of three years, starting in 2016.  The measure would cover purchases by SMEs of new manufacturing or processing machinery or equipment costing more than ¥1,600,000 (approx. €12.000) each and apply to total annual investments totalling more than ¥1 trillion (€7.5 million).

Change in SME definition for tax benefits to close loophole used by large companies

As part of its tax policy for 2017, the Japanese government  plans to revise the tax system that givies preferential treatment to SMEs. Currently, companies with a capital smaller than 100 million yen (€721,000) enjoy lower tax rates. Much larger companies Japanese companies have enjoyed preferential tax rates by keeping their capital base small. This loophole was thrust in the limelight, when struggling electronics giant, Sharp was reported to consider its capital to under the 100 million threshold to enjoy a more favourable tax climate, reserved for SMEs.

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