• Tax Consulting

With an internationally experienced team of Japanese certified public tax accountants and multilingual support staff, We, at Sonderhoff & Einsel Tax Co., can support companies and individuals in all tax, accounting and payroll-related matters in accordance with Japanese laws and regulations. We advise clients in Japanese and English in the following areas:

Appropriate corporate structure

An important issue when starting a business in Japan is choosing the appropriate corporate structure from a tax perspective. We provide tax advice to allow the client to determine which corporate structure (e.g., a representative office, branch office, or Japanese subsidiary) meets their business needs. Prior to the startup of the business, we can provide comprehensive support in necessary tax and legal formalities in collaboration with the legal professionals at Sonderhoff & Einsel Law and Patent Office.

Bookkeeping and reports

We offer bookkeeping and reporting services in accordance with Group chart-of-accounts and reporting packages. We are able to generate financial statements in Japanese GAAP and IFRS.

Payroll services

We provide payroll services for local employees, including the calculation of withholding taxes, social insurance (pension, health care) and labor insurance (accident and unemployment insurance). We can also prepare the necessary reports for social and labor insurance purposes for newly hired and resigning employees.

Corporate tax compliance services

Our Japanese tax accountants provide corporate compliance services. These services include the preparation of corporate tax, consumption tax, fixed assets tax, and business premises tax returns. In addition, we are able to advise on strategic tax planning with respect to international companies.

International assignment services

We are well-versed in the cross-border transfer of expatriate staff. Our accountants can provide companies with tax planning proposals for international assignments, including advice on applying the relevant tax treaties and social insurance agreements. In addition, we can prepare individual income tax returns and calculate resident tax and provisional taxes.

Consulting for all tax-related matters

We provide tax consulting services such as the calculation of deferred tax assets and liabilities, attendance at tax audits, preparation of transfer price study reports, filing of applications concerning tax treaties, act as a tax agent for foreigners, and prepare inheritance tax returns.