Capital Gain Tax
A capital gain is the profit realised on the sale of a property. Capital gains tax is charged on the taxable portion of the gain. Any gain is declared on your income tax statement as ‘other income‘ and is taxed separately to your own income. Both residents and non-residents (eg. those living overseas) are liable to pay this tax, although non-residents are not required to pay the municipal tax. Also, both foreign and domestic investors may be liable to pay consumption tax to the Japanese tax office upon the sale of Japanese property. This may include private individuals who were renting out their property to a tenant.