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Japan to make electronic tax filing mandatory for businesses

Only half of large corporations submit tax forms digitally

About 75% of Japan's corporate taxes in fiscal 2015 were filed through the e-Tax system.

TOKYO -- All businesses in Japan likely will be required to file tax returns electronically starting as early as fiscal 2019 as a part of government efforts to cut paperwork in both the public and private sectors.

The Ministry of Finance and the National Tax Agency will consult with the ruling coalition and the business community, then develop a detailed proposal by June. The aim is to insert those provisions into the tax reform outline for the fiscal year beginning April 2018.

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