Kuchikomi › Government generosity awaits astute subsidy shoppers

5 years ago by in Japan

The increase in the consumption tax from 5% to 8%, effective from April 1, raises the tax burden on the average wage-earner’s household by an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 yen per year. No amount of penny pinching can escape the tax bite. But, reports Nikkan Gendai (May 16), there is…