Property Purchase Guideline

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Basic Flow in Real Estate Acquisition in Japan

Purchasing Steps

Property Purchase Application

The application form for a target property is submitted to Izumikyo.

Explanation of Important Matter Conclusion of Sale & Purchase

Explanation of Important Matter is conducted before conclusing Sale & Purchase Contract

Delivery of Property
Balance and Various Fee Payment

For a house, the property keys and related documents are delivered in exchange of the balance and fee payments.

Application of Ownership

The application of an ownership transfer is usually submitted by a judicial scrivener to Legal Affairs Bureau

Required Document

* Address Registration, Seal, Justificaiton for Registry (Sale&Purchase Contract, Registery Justification Information)

Completion of Ownership Transfer for Purchased Property

The registration identification document (Register Closure Document) is delivered after the property ownership transfer is completed. This document must be kept safe since it proves the ownership of property.

FInished !

All purchase transaction is completed

Taxes at a time of Property Purchase

Revenue Stamp Duty

This tax is applied to official documents designated as taxable by laws such as Sale&Purchase Contract and Financing Contract.

Registration Tax

This is tax for registrations such as Ownership Preservation and Ownership Transfer required for purchasing land or building.

Real Estate Acquisition Tax

This tax is applicable to the real estate acquisition through purchase and transfer of a property.

Consumption Tax

The consumption tax is for business transaction within Japan. The land puchase is excluded. However, the selling of house and associated mediation fees will be subject to the consumption tax.

Fixed Assessts Tax

The tax is applicable even in a year of real estate, land and/or house. The tax is prorated.

Tax for Property Owner

Fixed Assets Tax

A person who owns a property as of January 1st of the year becomes the tax payer responsible for Fix Assets Tax and CIty Planning Tax.
CIty/Wrd/Town/Village will calculate the tax amount and notify to the responsible tax payer. THe tax payment is to be made according to the tax notification.
Fixed Assets Tax as well as CIty Planning Tax are based on the standard taxable property value and it is being reviewed every year. Thus, the tax amount will vary according to the change in the standard taxable property value.
Tax Amount : Standard Taxable Property Value x 1.4% (for the case of Fix Assets Tax)

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