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February 2017

Please Be Sure to File and Pay Your Taxes

Tax returns are due by Wednesday, March 15 for income tax, special income tax for disaster reconstruction, and gift taxes, and by Friday, March 31 for consumption tax and local consumption tax. The tax form is available on the tax form creating page on the website of the National Tax Agency. We recommend that you file the form as early as possible.

Inquiries: Tel. 022-222-8121 Sendai-kita Tax Office
Tel. 022-783-7831 Sendai-naka Tax Office
Tel. 022-306-8001 Sendai-minami Tax Office

Filing a Tax Return for Municipal and Prefectural Tax

 [Those who are required to file a municipal and prefectural tax return]

  • Those who lived in Sendai as of January 1, 2017 and to whom the below does not apply. 
    *Please be aware that you are required to file a tax return even if you did not earn any income during 2016. If you do not file a tax return, Sendai City may not be able to issue you a certificate of tax exemption or other documents.

[Those who are not required to file a municipal and prefectural tax return]

  •  Those who file an income tax return and their dependent family members
  •  Those who earn a salary and whose place of employment submitted a “Salary Payment Report” to Sendai City, and their dependent family members

[From FY 2017, You Will be Required to Write Your Individual Number on Your Tax Return, Along with proof of the Number and ID]

  • From your FY 2017 tax return, you will need to provide the applicant’s individual number, in addition those of the spouse, if qualified for deduction, and all dependent family members.
  • When you hand in your application the individual number of the applicant and ID documents will be required.

Inquiries: Inhabitant Tax Section Tel.214-8637 (Aoba Ward, Izumi Ward)  Tel.214-8638 (Miyagino Ward, Wakabayashi Ward, Taihaku Ward)

Beware of Companies that Charge to Collect Waste

To have bulky waste collected, please apply to the bulky waste reception center, or contact each collection office, or an authorized collector. Unauthorized collectors are forbidden by law to charge for waste collection. Authorized waste collectors do not sound speakers while collecting, nor do they hand out leaflets. If you have been asked for money by a waste collection company that is going round for collection, please provide us with information.
Inquiries: Waste Supervision Section Tel. 214-8227

Information Regarding Support for Disaster Victims

■The application period for Life Rebuilding Assistance for Disaster Victims (Basic Assistance Money) has been extended by a year.

Application deadline:(Basic Assistance Money and Additional Assistance Money) April 10, 2018

Please complete the necessary procedures if you are eligible, but have not applied for assistance money yet.
Please note that these are not additional payments for those who have already received relief money for disaster victims.

Inquiries: Disaster Victims Support Information Hotline Tel. 022-214-3805

Financial Assistance for School Entrants

Eligibility: Low-income households (excluding households on welfare) with children who will start elementary school or junior high school in April and that meet one of the following conditions:

1. Households that receive financial assistance for school enrollment fees
2. Households that cease receiving public assistance during FY 2016
3. Households that receive a Child-Rearing Allowance
4. Households that fall under a certain income bracket (including income of a guardian who lives away from home for work)

  • There is an application screening process. 
  • Amount: 22,000 yen per elementary school child, 27,000 yen per junior high school child
  • Application Period: March 1-July 31
  • What to Bring: Any documents proving the above conditions and Resident Record for all household members
  • Where to Apply: Administration Section, Public Health and Welfare Center of your local ward office

Loan System to Help Fund School Entry

  • Eligibility: Families who have been residing in Sendai for 6 months or longer at the time of application and cannot afford the expenses of their child entering elementary school or junior high school.
  • There is an application screening process.
  • You must have a guarantor living in Sendai.
  • Application Period: by March 31, 2017
  • For information on the application process or for further details, please call or inquire at your local Sendai City Social Welfare Council in person:
    Sendai City Social Welfare Council, Aoba Ward Tel. 022-265-5260
    Sendai City Social Welfare Council, Aoba Ward Miyagi Branch Tel. 022-392-7868
    Sendai City Social Welfare Council, Miyagino Ward Tel. 022-256-3650
    Sendai City Social Welfare Council, Wakabayashi Ward Tel. 022-282-7971
    Sendai City Social Welfare Council, Taihaku Ward Tel. 022-248-8188 
    Sendai City Social Welfare Council, Izumi Ward Tel. 022-372-1581

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