Kashiwa City Community Newspaper 2015.11.01
Special "Pre-Tikke" Premium Gift Certificates will be sold for the Public Market
Contact: "Pre-Tikke!" Gift Certificates, Kashiwa Market Executive Committee Office, 7133-3131 (8:00am to 2:00pm)
Premium Gift Certificates which can be used up to one week after the Kashiwa Market Citizens' Appreciation Day (Kashiwa Ichiba Shimin Kansha Day) in November will be on sale. At the market, there will be a wide variety of food and daily goods for sale, so you can get started on your preparations for the year-end celebrations or other events.
Details: 1 set (gift certificates valued at 2,800 yen) will be sold for 2,000 yen.
※Up to 5 sets per person. They can be used at approximately 35 shops in the Kashiwa Public General Local Wholesale Market food building and service building (cafeteria center). (There are also temporary shops including flower sales)
Sales period: Saturday, November 14, 8:00am to 11:00pm
Sales location: The break room in the Kanren Shokuhin To (Food Building) at the same wholesale market
Availability: 2,500 sets available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Validity: Gift certificates are valid from Saturday, November 14 to Saturday, November 21. ※Excluding Sunday, November 15 and Wednesday, November 18.
What is the Kashiwa Market Citizens' Appreciation Day (Kashiwa Ichiba Shimin Kansha Day)?
At this event, which is held on the 2nd Saturday of every month, the Kanren Shokuhin To (Food Building) and the Shokudo Gai (Cafeteria Center) in the market are open to the public.
Apply by mail! Applications are being accepted for children to start nursery school in April of next year
Contact: Nursery School Administration Division - Phone: 7167-1137
In the city, there are currently 37 private nursery schools and 23 public nursery schools including approved child-care centers, authorized nursery schools, and small-scale authorized nursery schools. By April, 2016, 7 more private nursery schools are scheduled to be built. If you would like to enroll your child in nursery school, please apply by mail.
Prerequisites to receive approval for requiring day care
In order to be approved for allowance classification number 2 and 3 (those whose reasons for requiring day care meet the prerequisites) the child's guardian must meet any of the following conditions ▶He or she is working (company employee, business operator, etc) ▶He or she has an illness or injury ▶He or she is providing regular care for a family member living in the same household who has a mental or physical disability.
Application: Applications must be received by Friday, December 25. Complete the full set of application forms, and send them by mail to 〒277-8505, Kashiwa City Hall, Nursery School Administration Division. ※Applications cannot be received at the City Hall or at any of the nursery schools.
If your first choice is to enroll at an approved child-care center, please bring the application directly to the approved child-care center.
How to obtain an application: Please download an application from the city homepage.
※Starting from Monday, November 2, applications will also be available at the Nursery School Administration Division (Kashiwa City Hall Annex, 3rd Floor), Reception Desk Service Division (Shonan Building, 1st Floor), and each public nursery school.
Nursery school entrance decision results will be sent out on Wednesday, February 3 of next year.
Please note: ▶ Nursery school entrance is not decided on a first-come, first-served basis. ▶ Please schedule an interview with the Nursery School Administration Division ahead of time regarding children with concerns such as illness, development, or allergies (an appointment is required).
◎ For more information such as nursery school phone numbers, please see the city homepage, or the application information distributed with the application form.
Amendments to the Municipal and Prefectural Tax System
Contact: Regarding Residents' Tax = Citizen's Tax Division - Phone: 7128-5390. Regarding income tax = Kashiwa Tax Office - Phone: 7146-2321
Thorough implementation of special collection will be done for individual residents' tax beginning from the 2016 fiscal year
The special collection is a tax collection method that will be done in the same way as national income tax is deducted directly from salaries. Individual residents' tax will be deducted from the monthly salary paid by employers and received by employees (those who have a obligation to pay taxes). In this system, the municipality will be paid the tax portion of the salary instead of the employee. The special tax collection for individual residents' tax will be a legal obligation.
The special collection system
People who are designated with an obligation to pay taxes by special collection
Employers who are obligated to pay national income tax by special collection (those who pay salaries)
※Exceptional cases where regular tax collection may be approved (the employee pays taxes using payment slips)
Employees who receive
a salaried income
●Those who are not receiving salary payments as of April 1st
●Those who have resigned from their place of employment,
or those who are scheduled to resign by May 31 of the year
when the salary payment report has been submitted.
●Those who have a low monthly salary, and cannot pay the
individual residents' tax by special collection
(including those who are exempt from individual residents' tax)
●Those who are not paid a monthly salary
●Those who are paid an allowance income from another source
from which individual residents' tax is collected by special collection
● Those who are provided with an allowance from a union officer's salary.
Employers who pay salaries
● Those who pay a salary to 2 or fewer regular domestic servants
● Businesses with 2 or fewer general salaried employees
(General salaried employees: All the employees, including those
from other municipalities, excluding those who fall under the above
criteria for salaried employees apply)
For those who are eligible to receive deductions for mortgages
Deductions for mortgages from individual residents' tax can be received as taxable income deduction from individual residents tax based on the date of the beginning of the mortgage, when the available national income tax mortgage loan deduction amount is exceeded, and the remainder is applied to the individual residents' tax.
Those who moved into a new home in 2015, and who are eligible to receive a mortgage deduction for the first time
▶You will be required to submit a tax return for national income tax by the time the tax payment notices are delivered from the Kashiwa Tax Office (scheduled to be sent on Friday, May 13 for special collection from salary, and Monday, June 13 for regular collection).
※If you submit a national income tax return after the tax payment notices are sent out, you will not be eligible to receive the mortgage loan deduction from residents' tax.
Those who moved in to their new home 2 or more years ago
▶If you are receiving a salary, please submit the necessary forms to your place of employment during the year-end adjustment, and complete the application for a mortgage loan deduction.▶For those who have resigned from their place of employment and cannot do a year-end adjustment, and who have income other than a salary (income from real-estate or from the transfer of property, etc), and who are receiving deductions for items such as medical care or donations must submit an income tax return before the deadline.
Year-end adjustment information session for employers
Time: Tuesday, November 17, 1:30 to 3:30pm
Location: Shimin-Bunka Kaikan (Citizen's Culture Hall), Large Hall
Eligibility: Those who pay salaries in the area within the jurisdiction of the Kashiwa Tax Office
Registration: Directly at the event on the same day
Other: ▶ The necessary documents for the year-end adjustment will be distributed at the event ▶ Please fill out the "Request for forms for attendees" which will be sent separately from the Tax Office, and bring it with you ▶ The event will also be held at the following locations: Friday, November 13, 1:30 to 3:30pm = Abiko Shimin Plaza, Monday, November 16, 1:30 to 3:30pm = Noda City Hall
For those receiving a salaried income
The dependent allowance for children age 0 to 15 has been discontinued. However, when the tax-exempt amount is calculated for individual residents' tax, the number of dependent family members is applied. It will be necessary when the residents' tax is calculated, so be sure to enter the number of dependents on your year-end adjustment.
The Furusato Donation (Furusato Tax Payment) tax deduction will be revised
If you made a donation (Furusato Donation) with your ward, prefecture or municipality (local public organization) between January 1 and December 31, 2015, the applicable individual residents' tax starting from the 2016 fiscal year will be revised.
1. Revision of the calculation method for the special deduction amount
With the increase in the maximum tax rate from 40% to 45% from the 2015 portion onward, the maximum income tax rate used for the calculation of the special deduction amount for the donation tax deduction for the 2016 fiscal year onward will be 45% for a taxable income of over 40,000,000 yen.
2.Increase of the special deduction amount (increase of the limit for the special deduction amount)
The upper limit for the special deduction amount which is added to the basic deduction has been increased. The percent deducted from the income amount (the income deduction amount after the adjustment deductions) for the individual residents' tax will be increased from 10% to 20%.
●How to claim your tax deduction amount (after revisions)
The total of A and B from the separate chart will be the individual residents' tax deduction from the Furusato Donation.
A: Basic Deduction
【Donation Amount（Up to 30% of the total income amount) - 2,000 yen】x 10%
(municipal tax 6％, prefectural tax 4%)
B: Special Deduction
(Donation amount - 2,000 yen) x 【90% - (0 to 45%(income tax limit) x 1.021)】 x special deduction ratio
(municipal tax = 3/5, prefectural tax = 2/5)
3.Establishment of the Furusato Tax Payment One-Stop Special System
For those who have a salaried income and do not need to submit a tax return, and who have made a donation to the Furusato Donation for their own hometown or wards, prefectures or municipalities that they wish to support, they can now receive the donation deduction from their income tax and individual residents' tax without submitting an income tax return. This will apply to donations made on or after April 1, 2015.
Eligibility: Those who meet all of the following criteria
▶Those who do not need to submit an income tax return or a residents' tax return for any reason other than to receive the donation deduction for the Furusato Donation. ▶Those who made the Furusato Donation on or after April 1, 2015 to 5 or fewer local self-governing organizations.
◎Please inquire for more information.