The taxes that citizens pay are used for the benefit of society. Taxes must be paid within the specified period. Most people contribute within the period, so it’s unfair to have people who does not pay their taxes.
For this reason, the province applies punishments based on the constitution for people who have not paid provincial taxes even though they have assets and income (in Japanese, these people are considered “tainousha”).
The province has defined the “Inspection Months for Confiscation of Assets” for November and December, and the province’s 8 Tax Offices will carry out the confiscation punishments.
Various assets such as wages, debts, savings and deposits, life insurance, financial securities, automobiles, real estate and many others are targets of confiscation.
Regarding the confiscation of automobiles, there are cases where it will be necessary to put locks on the wheels so that the car will not be used. Confiscated cars and property will be sold at Internet auctions, and will be attributed to unpaid taxes.
There are also cases where it will be necessary to conduct an investigation for the confiscation if any property is found.
The months of intensification of inspection for the confiscation of assets are only November and December, but the authorities will continue to seize assets in other seasons.
Mie’s government asks citizens to pay taxes as soon as possible if they haven’t already done so.
<About the service desks and extension of contribution period>
For people who are unable to pay the provincial tax due to the drop in income caused by the impact of the new coronavirus, there are cases where it is accepted to extend the contribution within 1 year.
Go to the Provincial Tax Office (Kenzei Jimusho – 県 税 事務所) to consult and apply for an extension. For more details and contact information, click here (Japanese only)
If you are having difficulty communicating in Japanese, make an appointment with MieCo, Consultation Center for Foreign Residents in Mie.
(Assistance in several languages)
Monday to Friday (except holidays), from 9 am to 5 pm
The Main Provincial Taxes Charged by the Provincial Tax Office (Ken’ei Jimusho): Vehicle tax, Individual Property tax, Property Acquisition tax, etc.
Number of Seizures Executed for Fiscal Year 2019: 4,563
Department of Tax Revenue of Mie General Affairs Section (Mie-ken Soumu-bu Zeishu Kakuho-ka)