Capital Gains Tax (Effective) in Japan compared to Asia
Japan: Capital gains taxes (%).
In arriving at effective capital gains tax rates, the Global Property Guide makes the following assumptions:
- The property is directly and jointly owned by husband and wife;
- They have owned it for 10 years;
- It is their only source of capital gains in the country
- It has appreciated in value by 100% over the 10 years to sale
- The property was worth US$250,000 or 250,000 at purchase.
- It is not their sole or principal residence.
These assumptions are critical. In many countries a holding period of less than 5 years results in capital gains being taxable. But a longer holding period often results in no capital gains tax being payable. For more details see the Data FAQ
Source: Global Property Guide Research, Contributing Accounting Firms
Japan has house price statistics, particularly monthly average condominium prices in Tokyo, published by the Land Institute of Japan. Land price statistics are available from the Japan Real Estate Institute (JREI), as well as rent index. For a summary of Japan's economic and real estate trends, see monthly JREI reports. Japan's Statistics Bureau and the Bank of Japan have good collections of general economics data