The below Japan income tax calculator is used to calculate your take home income after all the various taxes in Japan such as resident and withholding tax plus various deductions from your salary.  If you have any questions please let us know.

Japan income tax calculator – What’s left in your pocket?
Enter your Monthly Income (¥)
Enter Monthly Commuting Allowance (¥)
Choose Your Current Age
No. of Dependants
Health & Social Insurance Contributions
Health Insurance
Long term Care
Unemployment Insurance
Income after Social Insurance deductions


Income and Local Taxes
Income Tax (withheld)
Local Residence Tax
Total Taxes


Your net income after tax and deductions is:

In summary:

If you make a month living in Japan, you will be taxed monthly. Your total monthly social contributions will amount to . In total your monthly deductions will be . Your take home pay will be monthly.
Annually, that means that your net Japan income will be per year, and your total tax paid (including social contributions) will be .
Your average Japan tax rate is %.
Notes on Japan tax Calculator:

*Residency Tax is only triggered if you Living in Japan on January 1st of current year.
*Health insurance premiums are assessed based your living area, for simplicity sake the Japan income calculator uses Tokyo as a base. Your actual results may differ by a few hundred yen depending on where you live.

What income is taxable in Japan?

For tax calculation purposes in Japan, you’ll need to report income from your salary, along with any benefits or bonus payments that you receive. If you get non-monetary benefits as part of your job – for example, if your employer provides you a house to live in – this will also be treated as taxable income.
You also have to report income from other sources such as rental income and capital gains, however, how this is taxed depends on where it comes from, both in terms of the type of income, and where in the world it originated.

Japan income tax calculator

Like most things concerning tax, it’s relatively complicated, so if you’re unfamiliar with the Japanese income tax system, taking professional advice is essential.

Who has to pay income tax in Japan?

What income tax you’ll be required to pay in Japan depends on your residence status. This is a little more complex in Japan than in many other countries, as there’s a third category in addition to the common resident and non-resident options. In basic terms, you’ll be classified as either:

  • A resident taxpayer
  • A non-permanent resident taxpayer
  • A non-resident taxpayer

Regardless of nationality registered residents are required by the Japanese government to enrol in an approved health insurance and pension scheme.  There are basically 3 options to choose from:

  1. Employees’ Health Insurance (Shakai Hoken 社会保険)
  2. National Health Insurance (Kokumin Kenko Hoken 国民健康保険)
  3. Mutual Aid System (Kyousai Kumiai 共済組合)

For more information visit our Japanese Income tax guides.  Alternatively, you can visit the Japanese Taxation office website for the latest up to date information.

Japanese Tax Terms and Glossary



Income Tax Withholding Statement kyuyo-shotoku-gensen-choshu-hyo 給与所得源泉徴収票
Income Tax zeikin 税金
Total Annual Income kyuyo-shunyu 給与収入
Total fixed-rate exemptions shotoku-kojo 所得控除
Income after employment income deduction kyuyo shotoku 給与所得
Total Taxable income kazei-shotoku 課税所得
Income Tax Withholding Statement kyuyo-shotoku-gensen-choshu-hyo 給与所得源泉徴収票
Residence Tax jumin-zei 住民税
Residence Tax (Prefectural) kenmin-zei 県民税
Residence Tax (Municipal) shimin-zei 市民税
Total fixed-rate exemptions shotoku-kojo 所得控除
Income after employment income deduction kyuyo shotoku 給与所得
Tax Deduction kōjo 控除
Tax Credit zeigaku kōjo 税額控除
Taxable Property kazei zaisan 課税財産
Tax Evasion nōzei nogare 納税逃れ
Income after employment income deduction kyuyo shotoku 給与所得
Taxable Sales kazei uriage 課税売上
Taxable Income Limit kazei shotoku kagen 課税所得下限
Tax Authority zeimusho 税務署
Tax Identification Number nōzeisha bangō 納税者番号
Taxable Income Limit kazei shotoku kagen 課税所得下限
Taxable Period nōzei kikan 納税期間
Tax Refund zeikin henkan 税金返還
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