It looks like we are going to be taxed for just breathing.
The contents of the mid-term report submitted to Prime Minister Kishida at the end of June by the government’s Tax Commission (an advisory body to the prime minister) have come under fire on the Internet.
The report has been reported as proposing a severance tax hike that would reduce the benefits of long-term employment in order to encourage job mobility, but there are still other items in the report that are considered “possible” tax hikes.
The proposals include payroll deductions, spousal and dependent care deductions, life insurance deductions, commuting allowances, company housing, meal allowances, employee discounts, and a review of the taxation of retirement benefits.
There is no way to avoid taking taxes off salaried workers.
Although postponed, the cabinet has announced that it is “waiting” to raise income tax, corporate tax, and cigarette tax in 2013 in order to increase defense spending. The Cabinet has decided to raise these taxes as part of its policy, so there is no doubt that they will be raised.
According to the 2010 Labor Force Survey, the number of employed persons was 67.23 million, and the number of self-employed and family workers was 6.48 million, which means that 89.9% of employed persons are “employed. This is probably where the tax authorities have focused their attention.
If 90% of the workers are salaried employees, there is no way not to collect taxes from them. However, compared to the self-employed, salaried workers already have little tax savings because taxes are deducted from their wages. Many salarymen are the main source of tax revenue in Japan, but the Kishida administration is continuing to raise taxes without regard to them.
One of the few tax-saving methods for salarymen is the life insurance deduction, which is adjusted at the end of the year.
Many may be doing so, but even this is not worth it, as if to say, “Deductions are outrageous! They say, “Deductions are outrageous! Furthermore, there are items such as commuting allowances and meal allowances that make one want to doubt one’s eyes. Are they going to tax part-time workers’ transportation expenses and meals at restaurants?
Yuta Misaki, aka “Prince Aojiru,” a businessman, wrote on Twitter on January 16
Is he seriously saying that commuting allowances should be subject to taxation? I think the “tax hike on politicians” should come first, not the “tax hike on salarymen.
Not to mention a one million yen per month tax on correspondence allowance and political funds, a tax on falling asleep, a tax on gibberish, a tax on not answering questions properly…. Politicians should take the initiative and pay more taxes than those who work diligently to support the nation.
He criticized the politicians for not taking the initiative in paying more taxes than the people who work hard and support the country.
Politicians would never propose a bill to reduce their own income. Even the old correspondence expenses (research, study, and public relations stay expenses) are only paid on a pro-rata basis after being elected, and an additional 1 million yen is deposited into the same account as the salary every month.
Since no receipts are required, the public never knows whether he buys a luxury watch or spends it at a cabaret club. There are some parties, such as The Japan Innovation Party, that disclose all correspondence expenses, but it is safe to say that most lawmakers are unaware of the use of their money,” said a wide range of sources.
The structure of the government is to take as much as they can from the people while they themselves continue to suck the sweet juice.
The young people’s lives are getting harder and harder, and there is no way they can stop the declining birthrate. It is tempting to think that the Kishida administration is trying to destroy Japan behind the scenes.
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