Calculate your income tax in Japan and salary deduction in Japan to calculate and compare salary after tax for income in Japan in the 2020 tax year using the Japanese salary after tax calculators.
Select a tax calculator from the list below that matches how you get paid or how your salary package is detailed.
How to calculate Income Tax in Japan
Each of the Salary After Tax calculators for Japan listed above contain the same interface and features but are designed to calculate your salary after tax and income tax calculations based on the periodicity on which you are paid your wages, whether an hourly rate, a weekly salary package monthly wages and annual salary package etc. Each income tax calculator has a full breakdown of your wages, the amounts that will be deducted and detailed calculations that explain, step by step, how your salary after tax amount is calculated.
How to calculate your salary after tax in Japan using the Japanese Salary After Tax Calculator
Follow these simple steps to calculate your salary after tax in Japan using the Japan Salary Calculator 2020 which is updated with the 2020/21 tax tables as published by the Japanese National Tax Agency (国税庁)
- Resident Status. The Resident status in Japan here refers to your tax status, not necessarily your visa type or domicile. From a tax calculation perspective, your Tax Resident Status affects non-refundable tax credits and income tax allowances. As with most countries with an international workforce, Japan has numerous tax/fiscal Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) and Tax Treaties in place though the following are valid for the majority of taxpayers:
- Permanent Resident: A taxpayer who has lived in Japan for at least five years and intends to live in Japan permanently.
- Non-Permanent Resident:A taxpayer who has lived in Japan for less than five years and has no intention of living in Japan permanently. Non-permanent residents pay tax on all income that is earned in Japan or moved to Japan from another country. Income from countries outside Japan which remains in that country is except from tax in Japan.
- Non-Resident: A taxpayer who has lived in Japan for less than one year and does not normally live in Japan. Non-residents pay tax on income earned in Japan, they do not pay tax on income from outside Japan (these is either calculated in thier domicile country or not at all, depending on tax/fiscal MOU between the domicile country and Japan).
- Employed or Self-Employed. The Japanese tax calculator uses your employment status for pension calculations, social security calculations and health insurance calculations
- Employment Income. This is the amount of salary you are paid. The Japanese tax calculator assumes this is your annual salary before tax. If you wish to enter you monthly salary, weekly or hourly wage, then select the 'Advanced' option on the Japanese tax calculator and change the 'Employment Income and Employment Expenses period'.
That's it! Just three simple steps to calculate your salary after tax in Japan with detailed income tax calculations. Need more from the Japan Tax Calculator? More detailed salary calculator or a wage calculator? Simply select 'advanced' to access more features of the tax calculator.
Advanced Features of the Japan Income Tax Calculator
- Pension Contributions This is the pensions rate defined for 2020 in the 2020 income tax rates and thresholds. You can edit the rate as required.
- Fixed Pension or % of Salary The default pension contributions are set as a percentage of your gross salary, you can change this to a lump sum if you have a different salary package with your employer
- Employee Social Security Contributions Rate This is the Employee Social Security Contributions rate defined for 2020 in the 2020 income tax rates and thresholds. You can edit the rate as required.
- Employer Social Security Contributions Rate This is the Employer Social Security Contributions rate defined for 2020 in the 2020 income tax rates and thresholds. You can edit the rate as required.
- National Health Insurance Rate This is the National Health Insurance rate defined for 2020 in the 2020 income tax rates and thresholds. You can edit the rate as required.
- Tax Assessment Year The tax assessment year is defaulted to 2020, you can change the tax year as required to calculate your salary after tax for a specific year.
- Your Age You age is used to calculate specific age related tax credits and allowances
- Number of Children and Number of Children who qualify for Dependents Allowance The number of children you have and their status is used to calculate specific dependents related tax credits and allowances
- Number of Working Days in the year The number of working days in the year is used to calculate average daily / weekly etc. earning for the salary calculation and after tax illustrations
- Number of hours worked per week The number of hours worked in the year is used to calculate average daily / weekly / hourly earnings etc. for the salary calculation and after tax illustrations
- Number of weeks worked in the year The number of working weeks in the year is used to calculate average daily / weekly etc. earning for the salary calculation and after tax illustrations
- Employment Income and Employment Expenses period The default Employment Income and Expenses period is 'Annual' meaning the amount you entered as your Employment Income is your annual salary before tax. You can change this to monthly, weekly, four weekly, hourly salary etc. as required to calculate your net pay.
Additional features available with the Japan Tax Calculator
In addition to the features and options described above, the Japan Tax Calculator also has the following features:
- Select Simple or Advanced. The Simple option is mainly used for those who want to quickly calculate their salary after tax, perhaps to review an annual pay rise or incremental pay rise. The Simple tax calculator is also useful for comparing salaries in Japan, great if you are looking at a new job in Japan or comparing salaries in different industries in Japan. the Advanced Tax Calculator is designed for those who wish to calculate their tax commitments with more detail, for example you may with you calculate your monthly/quarterly/annual tax withholdings to ensure you retain sufficient revenue to cover the cost of your annual self-assessment tax return.
- Normal or Full Page View. The Normal view allows you to use the Japan Salary Calculator within the normal content, this means you see the standard menus, text and information around the calculator. This view is better suited to those who are doing a quick salary comparison or quickly estimating their monthly tax withholdings. The Full Page view hides the menus and unnecessary text, providing a clear, uncluttered view of the Salary and Tax Calculator, this is the best view for competing more advanced tax calculations as there is less distraction whilst entering key income and expense information.