One-stop service general accounting office
It is an accounting firm composed of multiple tax accountants with different specialties so that we can deal with various tax problems faced by clients in a one-stop manner.
We support a wide range of tax advisory services such as cross-border projects and business succession, as well as tax advisors and tax return preparation services.
Tax advisory business
A tax accountant with a wealth of practical experience will provide useful advice on tax issues through continuous tax advisory services such as daily tax consultation, monthly patrols, and settlement support.
① Tax filing
Based on the latest tax knowledge, we handle various filing operations such as corporate tax, consumption tax, business tax, property tax, etc. In addition, as a peripheral business for tax return preparation, we also handle the preparation of legal records and the preparation of tax notification forms according to the tax position.
② Tax advisor
We will advise you on detection of tax risks and countermeasures by responding to various tax consultations that occur in your daily work. In addition, we will contribute to the reduction of tax burden by actively utilizing tax incentives through the guidance of tax reform.
③ Witnessing tax audits, etc.
We provide total support for tax audits, including schedule adjustments with tax authorities, witnessing tax audits, and negotiations with tax authorities after on-site audits. In addition, if you wish, we will discuss tax risk identification and countermeasures through prior tax health checks and mock surveys.
Tax advisory business
We support transactions such as organizational restructuring and M & A within the group from a tax perspective. In addition, we can provide practical support in cooperation with affiliated law firms and judicial scrivener offices.
① Tax advice on organizational restructuring within the group
We will compare and examine organizational restructuring methods, support the execution of organizational restructuring, and reflect tax positions in corporate tax returns.
② M & A support from a tax perspective
Detect potential tax risks of your target company, structure acquisitions, review stock sales contracts, and more.
③ Prior inquiry to the national tax authorities
If the transaction is complicated, or if the taxation relationship is unclear due to the text and past precedents, we will make a prior inquiry to the national tax authorities.
Business for owner companies
We support the resolution of tax issues peculiar to the owner company, such as inheritance measures including business succession.
① Business succession and property tax measures
We provide comprehensive advice on a series of events related to business succession, such as tax advice related to business succession and securing living funds for the owner after retirement.
② Stock evaluation
We will estimate the stock prices of each group company and consider the scheme and schedule of business succession so that unnecessary tax burden will not occur.
③ Owner's personal income tax return preparation work
We will prepare a final income tax return for the owner's personal income tax including income other than salary income.
④ Gift tax / inheritance tax return preparation work
We will prepare a gift tax / inheritance tax return for the transfer of property from the owner to the next generation.
Outbound support services for Japanese companies
We support the overseas business development of Japanese companies. Currently, we are available in 8 countries: South Korea, Singapore, India, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam, but we are gradually expanding the available countries, so please contact us. In addition to Japanese, you can communicate in English and Chinese.
① Preliminary survey before overseas expansion
We will conduct feasibility studies such as foreign capital restrictions, types of expansion, tax system, etc. in the countries where we plan to expand, and identify matters to be considered before expansion.
② Support for establishing overseas bases
We will support the establishment of a base when establishing a base in the country of entry.
③ M & A support from a tax perspective
When entering the market through the acquisition of a local company, we will carry out tax due diligence to identify the potential tax risks of the target company. We also provide tax advisory services related to M & A, such as tax structuring related to acquisitions and review of stock sales contracts.
④ Reorganization and restructuring of overseas group companies
We provide tax advisory services related to the consolidation and abolition of existing overseas group companies and group companies of acquired local companies. We can also cooperate with partner law firms to provide execution support.
⑤ Tax haven measures Tax system advice
We support tax advisory services such as responding to tax haven measures tax system for overseas subsidiaries located in lightly taxed countries, and preparation of corporate tax separate table related to tax haven measures tax system.
⑥ Foreign tax credit advice
We support the planning of foreign tax credits and the creation of a corporate tax credit table for foreign tax credits for the purpose of reducing unnecessary tax burden due to double taxation.
Inbound support services for foreign-affiliated companies
We support business development in Japan by foreign companies. Communication in English and Chinese is possible in addition to Japanese.
(1) Preliminary examination from a tax perspective regarding the form of entry into Japan and the form of transactions in Japan
We will conduct a feasibility study before entering Japan, such as comparing the forms of entry into Japan and examining the taxation of various taxes such as corporate tax and consumption tax related to the form of transactions in Japan.
(2) Support for expanding into Japan (establishment of bases or M & A support)
We support the establishment of representative offices, branches, corporations, and other Japanese bases in cooperation with partner law firms and judicial scrivener offices when entering the market with our own investment.
In addition, when expanding into Japan through the acquisition of a Japanese company, we will carry out tax due diligence to identify the potential tax risks of the target company. We also provide tax advisory services related to M & A, such as tax structuring related to acquisitions and review of stock sales contracts.
③ Preparation of tax returns, etc.
In addition to preparing tax returns, we can also handle telephone meetings in English with overseas personnel and create a summary of tax returns in English.
④ Tax planning regarding the application of tax withholding tax and tax treaties
We will examine the application relationship of Japanese tax withholding tax and tax treaties related to payments from Japan to overseas and prepare a tax treaty notification form.
Accounting and financial outsourcing and corporate secretary services
We mainly support foreign-affiliated companies by outsourcing accounting and financial operations.
① Preparation of monthly and annual financial statements
We support the sharing of information on Japan's financial status and profit and loss status to overseas parent companies by preparing timely monthly and annual financial statements. In addition, we will organize the books and documents such as bookkeeping and invoices, and support the preparation of appropriate books and books and documents.
② Reporting for overseas parent companies
We also support reporting in company-specific formats and English.
③ Payroll calculation and preparation of legal records
We will take care of payroll operations related to employees such as monthly salary calculation, year-end adjustment and issuance of pay slips for employees of Japanese subsidiaries. We also prepare legal records.
④ Acting for expense payment affairs
We will take care of payment of various expenses on behalf of the client.
⑤ Acting accounting manager
If the accounting manager is absent due to retirement or maternity leave, but a successor cannot be found immediately, we will temporarily take over the duties of the accounting manager.
⑥ Business improvement / business efficiency support service
We support clients' business improvement and business improvement by improving workflow and supporting the introduction of accounting systems.
i. Development of macro VBA by EXCEL and ACCESS to improve workflow
ii. Support for introducing electronic tax payment
iii. Coordination in the introduction of accounting systems such as SAP
We will coordinate the introduction of SAP while communicating with the overseas headquarters.
Our office was established on July 1, 2020 by multiple tax accountants with different specialties because we want to deal with a wide range of tax issues faced by our clients.
We have a system in place to handle a wide range of tasks, including not only tax return preparation and tax advisory services, but also business succession of owner-affiliated companies, outbound of Japanese companies, and inbound of foreign-affiliated companies. In addition to Japanese, you can communicate in English, Korean, and Chinese.
We can also handle legal affairs and employment-related consultations in cooperation with partner law firms, judicial scrivener offices, and social insurance labor consultant offices.
We will continue to improve ourselves every day to acquire the latest tax knowledge, and provide services that will satisfy our clients.
Office name: Sowa Accounting Office
Date of establishment: July 1, 2020
Address: 2-7-4 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093 Sabo Kaikan Annex B5 floor
Access: 1 minute walk from Exit 4 of Tokyo Metro "Nagatacho Station", 8 minutes walk from Exit D of "Akasaka Mitsuke Station"
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Main business areas: Inbound support services for foreign-affiliated companies, accounting and financial outsourcing, and corporate secretarial services
Supported languages: Japanese, English (business level), Chinese (business level)
Main business areas: Tax advisory business, out-of-band support business for Japanese companies, inbound support business for foreign-affiliated companies
Supported languages: Japanese, English (business level)
2-7-4 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093 Sabo Kaikan Annex B5 floor
Phone number : 03-6278-9840
FAX : 03-6256-8893
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