Online banking is revolutionizing bookkeeping in the west where you can easily download transactions straight from your bank’s website into your accounting program and upload payments from your accounting system to your bank, thus saving time and increasing accuracy.
The Tax Office auditors seems to like visiting Hirafu as much as the tourists – many of the larger gaijin businesses here have been audited once if not twice in the last few years. As much as anything, it’s an awful drain on resources as it ties up staff in meetings and in digging out …
Numbers, numbers, numbers
If you’ve ever tried to learn Japanese, you will very soon have found out how they love to complicate numbers. And if you haven’t started learning Japanese then read on and you might decide not to bother! For a start, there are two words for four (shi and yon) and two words for seven (nana …
I like to keep up with what’s going on in and around Niseko but the Japanese don’t seem to go in much for fanfares. Whilst looking at the stunning ice sculptures in Niseko this morning, I first saw one with just numbers on it: 76.2.
Consumption Tax in Japan
Like many things here, consumption tax in Japan is different from consumption tax elsewhere in some quite fundamental respects. Firstly, the rate is a low 5% and has been so for many years. This means that accounting for consumption tax correctly and promptly is not as critical as it is in most other countries.
Welcome to my brand new site and blog!
Thanks for visiting J Amos Consulting. With the changing seasons almost upon us, I felt that it was time for a bit of a change with my site, both in presentation and content, as well as starting a blog for those interested in Niseko and the lifestyle here. I hope you enjoy it and please …