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As a TOURIST in Japan, can I apply for a refund for the 5%

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As a TOURIST in Japan, can I apply for a refund for the 5% consumption tax paid on my purchases?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 8 years ago.

There is NO tax refund after you leave Japan.


However as a tourist - you may avoid can consumption tax if you purchase goods in tax exempt stores or departments and spend more than 10, 000 on the single day - you might be asked to show your passport or return ticket to proof your residency. -


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