Japanese authorities found fraud linked to tourist tax rebate program

The Japanese authorities have found a surge in tax evasion involving the consumption tax rebate program for foreign visitors and tourists on short term visa category. Fraudulent claims by Japanese businesses linked to tourist rebates totaled more than 1.9 billion yen, or about 18 million dollars. That’s four times more

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Warning E-mails thought to be related to a bank transfer scam that uses the name of the Immigration Bureau of Japan

by Immigration Bureau of Japan The other day, we were informed that someone “received an e-mail with instructions to make a bank transfer in cash to the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau.” The contents of the e-mail were as follows. ・ “Currently, at the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau, we are assisting

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