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会社を設立したらやるべきこと What to do after incorporation

time 2015/04/24


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Obviously the most important thing you have to do when you start your business is to find customers and increase your sales. Accounting and tax will come at the second priority, of course.

One thing I recommend to do at least is to report the company incorporation to the tax office and apply for the Blue Filing privilege for tax. It does not take much time. Probably 3 hours at maximum. You should be able to find time for it.

There are two status in tax filing that are Blue and White. Blue Filing has some tax privileges. The biggest one is you will be able to carry loss for next 10 years. For example, as likely situation for the first year for anyone in their own business, business is not easy and lose money in business. After 3 years, you may become profitable and start worrying about the tax. Don’t worry. The loss in 3 years ago can be used to offset the current profit.

The other (rather minor privilege) is that you can expense items below 300,000 yen at once, as opposed to White Filing status where it has to be booked as asset and can only be expensed for life year of the thing (e.g. 4 years for PC).

Two forms have to be submitted within 2 months from the incorporation as following:
1) Form of company incorporation

2) Application for Blue Tax Filer status

A copy of the company registration and the article of incorporation have to be attached when filing.

You can check the tax office of your jurisdiction from the National Tax Agency website.

Good luck!


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