Finance Ministry to extend VAT collections to app stores January 2025 The Japanese Finance Ministry has confirmed that it wishes to make app stores, such as Google and Apple, responsible for collecting 10% Consumption Tax for third-party providers selling to Japanese consumers via their platforms.
Japan has imposed its 10% Consumption Tax on digital or electronic services since October 2015. This includes non-resident providers. However, so far, marketplaces and similar electronic interfaces are not held liable to tax obligations of their third-party sellers. Japanese Consumption Tax is made up of
Japan has raised its main Consumption Tax rate from 8% to 10% on 1 October 2019. It has also created a new reduced rate of 8% for basic supplies. This is the second rise in the indirect tax in recent years. The last was a