Sales tax hike to be coupled with reduced tax for basic commodities

Kazuo Kitagawa

Mainichi Shinbun reports that at a meeting on 19 November, the LDP Chairman of the Research Commission on the Tax System, Takeshi Noda and Komeito’s deputy head Kazuo Kitagawa agreed on a reduced tax rate for some basic commodities, probably to be introduced together with the sales tax hike in April 2017.