It's time for automobile tax again! We hope the information below will help you have a better understanding of how to pay automobile tax.
The yearly sum of vehicle tax is determined by factors such as the type, engine size, etc.
|Enzine Sizes||Annual Tax|
|4 or 2 door Sedan||1.000 cc or less||29,000 yen|
|1.001 cc ~ 1.500 cc||34,500 yen|
|1.501 cc ~ 2.000 cc||39,500 yen|
|2.001 cc ~ 2.500 cc||45,000 yen|
|2.501 cc ~ 3.000 cc||51,000 yen|
|3.001 cc ~ 3.500 cc||58,000 yen|
|3.501 cc ~ 4.000 cc||66,500 yen|
|4.001 cc ~ 4.500 cc||76,500 yen|
|4.501 cc ~ 6.000 cc||88,000 yen|
|6.000 cc ~||111,000 yen|
The tax notice is sent to all vehicle owners in the beginning of May and must be paid by May 31st (Thu.)
You can pay the tax at post offices, Automobile Tax Collection Office, Prefectural Tax Office (Kenzei Jimusho), Prefectural Government Tax Office (Ken Gyosei Kensei Jimusho), convenience stores or ATM machines. Also, you can use internet banking (Pay-easy system) or mobile banking.
An individual who dispose of his/her vehicle after April 1st and has not only paid the vehicle tax for the year, but has also canceled vehicle registration is entitled to a refund corresponding to the amount overpaid from the following month of the date of registration cancelation till the end of the fiscal year. Please click here to read more about tax return of automobile tax.
Please contact the tax department of your municipal office for details.
You are required to show your automobile tax payment certificate when having automobile inspection. You are NOT allowed to drive a vehicle that has not passed the inspection (Shaken).
(Effective April 2012)