Taxation certificates are frequently needed for a variety of purposes, such as when receiving a scholarship, taking out a loan, as the basis of criteria for entrance to nursery schools (day care), applying to have your period of stay extended, etc.
To be issued with a taxation certificate, please bring along a form of identification (resident card, etc.) to your ward office or administrative service corner and apply. If a proxy is applying on your behalf, you will need a letter of proxy written entirely in your hand and a form of identification proving the identity of the proxy.
- Taxation certificates (tax exemption certificates): These certify the amount of residential tax an individual paid, calculated based on his or her income for the previous fiscal year (from January 1 to December 31). For example, the amount written on a taxation certificate (tax exemption certificate) for fiscal year 2023 is calculated based on that person's income from January 1 to December 31, 2022.
- Certificate of tax paid: These certify the amount of tax an individual should have paid, the amount he or she has actually paid, etc.
These certificates cannot be issued to those who have not filed their taxes or who did not have a resident registration in Yokohama City as of January 1 in the necessary year. In addition, those who are exempt from paying residential tax cannot be issued with a taxation certificate. There is a handling fee of 300 yen for each taxation certificate issued.
If you wish to have your tax certificate issued on the spot at an Administrative Service Corner, you must submit your application between 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. on a weekday. If not, your tax certificate will be issued the next day or later.
Where to be issued with a taxation certificate
Where to inquire
|About taxation certificates
|Taxation Affairs Division, Finance Bureau (*Inquiries in Japanese only)