Whether you are filing individual tax returns or hoping to establish a new business, financial issues can be complicated. These difficulties will no doubt be compounded upon moving to a country like Japan, where you will face the intricacies of a different financial system on top of linguistic and cultural barriers. Fortunately, we are here to help.
We have compiled a list of accounting firms in Tokyo that, while each providing a wide range of differing financial services, do have at least one important thing in common: They all deal with foreign individuals and/or foreign firms on a regular basis.*
*Disclaimer: We do not endorse any of the services listed here, nor any one of these firms. Before seeking financial assistance, please research each individual firm carefully via the websites provided.
YASUDA-Accounting is an accounting firm specializing in international taxation and services for foreign companies and foreigners in Japan, and mainly provides Financial and Tax Advisory, Bookkeeping and Tax return services. Eisuke Yasuda has work experience at Deloitte Tokyo and Mazars Shanghai. English, Chinese and Japanese are available.
Address: 1-4-11-106 Seishin-cho, Edogawa-ku Tokyo, Japan 134-0087
Akasaka International Accounting offers a full range of financial services, from Fund Management to Financial Consulting, support for subsidiary branch set-ups by foreign registered companies and tax-filing services. AIA can also offer a full Human Resource Service to existing companies.
Address: 6F Hinoki Building, 2-5-10 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Arai & Co. specializes in accounting procedures such as monthly reports to head offices, taxation issues from returns to compliance and payrolls and bill payment for individuals. They also offer company valuation and due diligence reviews for M&As.
Address: Landic No 2 Toranomon, 3-7-8 Toranomon, Minato-ku
AZ Partners is a multi-national company focusing primarily on U.S. nationals or U.S. Green Card Holders living outside the United States to offer individual, personalized tax services including tax return reviews and computations, taxation representations and ITIN applications.
Address: Level 27 Shiroyama Trust Tower, 4-3-1 Toronomon, Minato-ku
Capital Tax K. K. enables businesses operating in Japan to thrive by providing strong financial structure and strategy. When utilizing our services, business owners have the benefit of working with highly experienced and knowledgeable tax specialists who understand the intricacies of both personal and corporate tax in Japan.
Address:7F Toranomon 40MT Bldg., 5-13-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku
Cleed is dedicated to providing bilingual accounting and back office services to small businesses. Our client base is multinational, and we are highly experienced in supporting startups, offering flexible services to meet client needs. We also provide useful services for foreign business owners in early stage such as provision of registered business address, mail handling, and assisting in opening a corporate bank account.
Address: 1-11-8 Minami-Otsuka, Toshima-ku
Excore Sogo Accounting & Consulting Firm offers resident expats a range of general accounting services including assistance with domestic and international tax returns, tax audits, inheritance tax and company establishment accounting procedures. The firm can also advise on corporate restructuring.
Address: Crescent Plaza 403, 2-4-6 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku
Go Tax Consultant Office is primarily involved with helping expatriates take care of taxation matters, whilst also offering accounting services, payroll and social insurance facilitation. Notably, the taxation services offered center on individual returns; they also provide advisory services on how to best deal with Japanese taxes.
Address: CG Hiroo Residence B1, 1-5-4 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku
Grant Thornton Japan are audit, accounting, and taxation specialists offering advisory services to both public and private entities. The firm provides individual international tax advisory services as well as employment law expertise.
Address: 9F Aoyama Building, 1-2-3 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku
HLS Global Group is an international accounting and business advisory firm with a focus on providing superior services in the areas of accounting, tax, audit, advisory, and consulting. We also provide comprehensive solutions to non-Japanese multinational companies operating in Japan.
Address: T&G Hamamatsucho Bldg. 6th Fl. 2-12-10 Shiba Daimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Having over 20 years of experience in auditing, accounting, tax consulting, and immigration services.
4-1-2-403 Honcho, Kokubunji-shi, Tokyo
“kyno-office” provides individual taxation and corporate taxation services. They have lots of experience in stock option, RSU and ESPP taxation for individuals, and preparing complicated tax returns / tax estimates for corporates. Takaaki Kayano had worked at Ernst & Young (Tokyo / Düsseldorf).
Address: 1-10-11-908 Higashi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku
Kojima enables expats in individual or corporate form to establish businesses, establish non-sole-proprietor status and also prepare tax declarations and associated returns–all in English or Chinese, as well as Japanese. The company can also assist with foreign tax deductions and U.S. Green Card Holder IRS support.
Address: 5F Midoriya Bldg, 6-19-21 Shinbashi, Minato-ku
Komiyama & Co. offers both individual and corporate taxation services ranging from assistance with filing tax returns to daily bookkeeping and advice on asset sales. The firm also deals with individual inheritance taxes; auditing and financial statement preparation for corporate clients is also provided.
Address: 3-6-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Sadywell Japan Tax & Accounting provides total support to those starting businesses in Japan. We offer assistance in a range of matters to lead your business to success, including visas, tax accounting and social insurance.
Address: Radius R Bldg. 3F 2-16-14 Takaban, Meguro-ku Tokyo, Japan 152-0004
Shiodome Partners Group offers both accounting and legal outsourcing services. Accounting services include both private and corporate taxation and periodical consolidation services. The company should be contacted directly to answer specific questions based on individual requirements.
Address: 5F Shiodome Superior Building, 1-7-10 Shimbashi, Minato-ku
Sugai Accounting was established in 1982 and aiming to satisfy their clients' changing needs fully successfully.
Address: Grand Maison Rokuban-cho 206 Rokuban-cho 6-20, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
During tax filing season (from January to March), there are English-language advisory services that you can take advantage of; please call the English-language desk at the Tokyo Tax Bureau and ask to speak to a representative about whatever issues you may have. While there is no guarantee that said representative will know exactly how to assist you, at the very least he or she can get you on the right track especially concerning individual tax returns, etc.
Of course, for those starting businesses or branches of existing businesses in Japan, it is best to consult with a firm like those listed above. While getting your individual or corporate finances in order, it may also be necessary to consider legal issues–please feel free to peruse the list of international Tokyo-area corporate law firms for more resources. Whatever you need, don’t worry–as Japan’s most international city, Tokyo has a large array of English-speaking services. Whether you are already living in Japan or planning to do so, it is never too early to take advantage of them.
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