Kashiwa City Community Newspaper 2015.01.15

最終更新日 2015年1月15日

ページID 021660


Changes have been made to the multilingual version of the Kashiwa City official homepage 

 On the Kashiwa City homepage, a new multilingual translation service (English, Chinese, Korean and Spanish) will be introduced so that you will be able to read the Japanese version of the homepage in addition to the multilingual version of Koho Kashiwa, the Kashiwa City Living Guide, and information on the Foreign Residents Advisory Service.
 For more information, please click the "For Foreigners" button at the top right-hand corner of the Kashiwa City Official Homepage.
Contact: Cooperative Promotion Division - Phone: 7167-0941

Start your tax return preparations early 

 Tax returns for 2014 Income Tax and Special Reconstruction Income Tax must be submitted between Monday, February 16 and Monday, March 16.
Regarding Income Tax returns = Kashiwa Tax Office - Phone: 7146-2321, regarding Municipal and Prefectural Tax returns = Citizen's Tax Division - Phone: 7167-1124

1.A tax form creation area will be in operation 

 At the Tax Office, an area for creating income tax returns will be in operation during the following time period.
Period: Tuesday, February 3 to Monday, March 16
※Excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, however the facility will be open on Sunday, February 22 and Sunday, March 1. Refund returns can be made from January, but there will be no tax return creation area until Monday, February 2, so you may have to wait for a long time.

Other: The parking lot at the Kashiwa Tax Office will be unavailable for use until the middle of April.

How to submit returns: Other than bringing your tax return form in directly to 〒277-8522, Kashiwa Tax Office, you may also send it in by mail. If a stamped receipt is necessary, please include a self-addressed stamped return envelope.

Convenient ways to make a tax return 

○National Tax Agency homepage
 You can make a tax return from the "Tax Return Form Creation Corner". If you have questions regarding the tax return, you can use "Tax Answer".
○Electronic Tax Returns/Tax Payment System (e-Tax)
You can use the Internet for National Tax Returns and tax payment.
※The period of validity for the certificate will be 3 years from the time the form is completed. For more information, please check with the e-Tax/Form Creation Corner Help Desk - Phone: 0570-01-5901.
○Free tax return consultation and information session.
 An information session will be held for those who are submitting a tax return for refunds, etc. (Attached charts 1 and 2)

2.Please do not forget to calculate the Special Reconstruction Income Tax 

 In order to secure the financial resources to fund the reconstruction of the areas affected by the East Japan Great Earthquake, a Special Reconstruction Income Tax has been established. For tax returns from 2013 to 2037, you will be required to file and pay income tax as well as Special Reconstruction Income Tax.

3.Those who will receive deductions for medical costs 

 For those who paid over a certain amount of medical fees for themselves or family members whom they support for their livelihood, a tax refund may be available after a medical expense deduction return is filed. 

(How to calculate the medical expenses deduction amount)
(The medical expenses paid from January to December 2014) - (The amount of compensation received {(insurance benefits) - (100,000 yen or 5% of the income amount, whichever is less)} = the medical expenses deduction amount (up to a limit of 2,000,000 yen)

4.Those who will receive a deduction for home mortgage payments (Mortgage deduction) 

 This applies to those who bought a house from 2000 to 2006 (excluding July 1, 2001 to December 31, 2004), or from 2009 to 2014. Those who have received the mortgage deduction from their income tax, but were not able to use the full amount for their mortgage payments can receive a deduction from the income amount of their municipal and prefectural tax. 

<Those who bought a home in 2014>
 Those who will be applying the mortgage deduction for the first time will be required to file a return at the Tax Office. 

<Those who bought a home from 2000 to 2006 (excluding July 1, 2001 to December 31, 2004), and from 2009 to 2013)>
 Those for whom 1. and 2. apply will generally not be required to submit a return to the city for the mortgage deduction.
1.Those who only receive a salaried income (※Please check the information recorded on your "Gensen-choshu-hyo" tax certificate slip). 
 Those who meet all of the following requirements ⇒Have completed a year-end adjustment ⇒Those who have filled in all of the required information including the date they moved in to the new home ⇒Those whose employer has submitted to the city hall a statement of salary paid.
2.Those who will complete a tax return
 All of the required information is filled in including the date they moved in to the new home.

5.Those who have dependent family members under 16 years of age 

 A calculation of the tax exemption amount for the municipal and prefectural tax will be necessary. On the 2nd part of the tax return titled "Items regarding residential tax", please fill in the section for "Dependent family members under 16".

6.Municipal and prefectural tax returns 

Municipal and prefectural tax return forms will be mailed to those who are eligible at the end of January. After referring to the completion process included in the package, please fill out the required parts, and mail it to 〒277-8505, Kashiwa City Hall, Citizen's Tax Division, or bring it in directly. Those who complete an income tax return will not have to complete a return for municipal and prefectural tax.
 In addition, outside reception desks for municipal and prefectural tax returns will be operated according to the attached charts 1 and 2. From Monday, February 16 to Monday, March 16, returns will be accepted at the tax return reception area in the City Hall, Main Building.
 Even if you do not need to submit an income tax return because you have a pension income, you will need to submit a municipal and prefectural tax return if you have income other than your public pension, or to add in any type of deductions. In addition, you can create a municipal and prefectural tax return form on the city homepage. You can then print out the completed tax return and submit it by mail.

Consultation for each type of tax return 

■Table 1 - Kashiwa Tax Office and Outside Tax Return Consultation Desks in Kashiwa City  




Thursday, January 29

Friday, January 30

Nishihara Kinrin Center

・Municipal Tax and Prefectural Tax Returns

・The following simple tax returns:

1.Salaried income earners who will receive medical expense deductions,

   and have already completed their year-end adjustment.

2.Those who stopped working partway through the year, 

   and have not completed their year-end adjustment.

3.Those who receive a pension, and who need to complete a tax return.

■Table 2  Free tax return consultation from the Kashiwa Branch of the Chiba Certified Public Tax Accountant's Association 




Tuesday, February 3

Shonan Kominkan

・Small scale taxpayers that receive a pension, and those that receive a salaried income

・Municipal Tax and Prefectural Tax returns

Wednesday, February 4

Hikarigaoka Kinrin Center

Thursday, February 5

Monday, February 9

Matsuba Kinrin Center

Tuesday, February 10

Thursday, February 12

Nanbu Kinrin Center

Friday, February 13

■Please be careful of the following points for both table 1 and 2: 

・The times for both tables are from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, and from 1 pm to 3:30 pm
・It is usually very crowded on the last day, so please leave plenty of time when you come in. Depending on the number of people coming in, the reception may close early.
・Please refrain from coming by car.
・Those who have cases involving particular items such as the following may not be able to receive tax return consultation and assistance.
 Please go directly to the Tax Office for guidance.
⇒Tax returns for deductions for various losses related to the East Japan Great Earthquake ⇒Tax returns for years other than 2014 ⇒Those submitting blue tax returns ⇒Those who have incomes which are a result of the revenue amount from business operations, agriculture, real estate, etc. ⇒Those who are reporting income and losses from the transfer of land, family homes, stocks, etc. ⇒Those who will receive a mortgage deduction (a special deduction for homes bought with bank loans). ⇒Those who are submitting a tax return for foreign residents or deceased persons.

Necessary documents for tax returns


Content (for items in 2014)

Items to show the amount of your income

1."Gensen choshu hyo" tax certificate slip from salaried earnings or public pension

2.Records of payment, etc. (If you have income other than specified in 1.)

Items to show the amount of your deductions

3.Insurance amount deduction certificates

 (National Pension Insurance, life insurance, earthquake insurance, former long term loss insurance) 

4.Receipts from medical costs

5.If you have been compensated for medical costs, bring documents which show the amount

 (hospitalization benefits, high-cost medical expenses, etc.) 

6.Receipts for bill payment for National Health Insurance, Nursing Care Insurance, 

   LatterStage Elderly Medical Treatment System Insurance, etc.

7.Disabled Person's Handbook


8.Writing instruments (ball-point pen), calculator, 

9.Inkan name stamp 

10.Documents showing your name and account number for your financial institution.

※You do not need to make a copy of items 1. to 4.. The payment amount for items 4. and 6.
 will be calculated together. Item 10.is only required for the national income tax return.

Kashiwa's Memories 

 In this corner, to get to know more about Kashiwa through history from its citizens, a series will be published every month on the 15th for one year.
 Let's follow along as we celebrate 60 years of memories for Kashiwa City this year. 

The story of Hananoi Soy Sauce 1. ~The prosperity of the Yoshida Family can be seen in a ranking~ 

 When we think of soy sauce, the places that come to mind in this prefecture are Noda and Choshi. However, did you know that soy sauce was also made in Kashiwa? In this issue and the next, we will tell you all about soy sauce brewing in Kashiwa.
 Until the beginning of the Edo Period, the main soy sauce was a light flavor shipped from Kansai, called "Kudarimono". Eventually, strong-tasting local brews called "Jimawari shoyu" were made around the Kanto area, and people developed a taste for them. Among these areas, Noda and Choshi were production areas for soybeans and wheat used in soy sauce, and the area also had water transportation routes along the Tone and Edo rivers. Before long, these areas became the center of soy sauce production in Kanto.
 Soy sauce production also started in Kashiwa towards the end of the Edo period, with producers such as the Yoshida family in Hananoi. At that time, the grade of soy sauce was chosen and given a ranking like that of sumo wrestlers. From the Tenpou Era, the Mogi family in Noda, and the Hiroya and Tanaka families in Choshi were listed among the top soy sauce makers. When the Yoshida family came on to the scene in 1853, it became a battle for the top like the two best sumo wrestlers. In 1861, they were ranked at the top for the 7th time, and soy sauce production began to run smoothly.

© Noda City Local Museum
▲The Yoshida family entered the scene in 1853  

 In one of the Yoshida family’s copperplate pictures from the 1894 copperplate collection in the Japan “Hakuranzu” Historical Materials, you can see the length of the vast property where the buildings were on the East side, and where the soy sauce brewery was on the West side. On the drawing of the house, you can even see the names of the places related to the soy sauce production process, such as the production room, cauldron room, salt room, and sake lees room. This group of buildings was constructed over the years between the end of the Edo period and through the Meiji period, according to the Yoshida family’s plan for development of a medium-scale brewery. 

▲The Yoshida family home at the beginning of the Taisho era

Exhibition at the Local Historical Materials Display Room 

e Story of Hananoi Soy Sauce – The Path of Jinzaemon Yoshida
 Historical items will be on display such as everyday items from the Former Yoshida family home, materials related to soy sauce sales, restored photos of the everyday life of people who worked for the Yoshida family, as well as the Yoshida family’s large banner designed for soy sauce, and soy sauce storage drums.
Contact: Local Historical Materials Display Room – Phone: 7191-1450 (When the display room is closed, please contact the Culture Division – Phone: 7191-7414)
Date and Time: Saturday, January 31st to Sunday, May 10th, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm ※Closed on Mondays (Open on national holidays)
Place: Local Historical Materials Display Room (Shonan Building, 2nd Floor)
Other: On Saturday, February 7th and Saturday, March 21st, a gallery talk will be held from 10 to 11 am. 

▲A restored photo from the beginning of the Taisho era.

Related Events 

 Ms. Ritsuko Ishino, a faculty lecturer from the Kanagawa University, along with the team investigating the articles from the former Yoshida family will be holding a lecture.
Time: Saturday, February 7th, 1:30 pm to 3:50 pm
Place: Shonan Kominkan
Capacity: The first 100 people to arrive
Contents: Topics such as “The Trademarks and Seals of the Yoshida Family”, and “Soy Sauce Factories and Fire Safety”.
Registration: Please come directly on the day of the event.

Events held at the same time 

 At the Former Yoshida Family Residence Historical Park, an exhibition will be held with the theme “Soy Sauce Factories and Fire Safety”, showing how the Yoshida family prepared for emergencies.
Time: Saturday, January 31st to Sunday, May 10th, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm ※Closed on Mondays (If it is a holiday, it will be closed on the following day)
Place: Former Yoshida Residence Historical Park



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