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METI Announces Efforts Regarding Measures for Securing Smooth and Appropriate Transfer of Consumption Tax as of the End of March 2018

June 8, 2018

Following the rise in the consumption tax rate to 8% in April 2014, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has been conducting a variety of measures for ensuring the smooth and appropriate transfer of the increased consumption tax. METI hereby announces the compiled results of the specific measures undertaken for that purpose as of the end of March 2018.

METI will continue to prevent the refusal to transfer the consumption tax as well as to strictly address violations of related regulations through the monitoring of consumption tax transfers and policing under such regulations.

Outline of efforts

1. Efforts to monitor and police violations

2. Efforts to raise public awareness and provide consultation services

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