Accounting in Tokyo: Bilingual Accounting & Consulting Firms

Poste date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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.

Accounting in Tokyo: Bilingual Accounting & Consulting Firms

At PLAZA HOMES, we make it our mission to help expatriates get settled in the Tokyo area as smoothly as possible, providing resources to aid you no matter how long you choose to stay. In that spirit, 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.

Akasaka International Accounting

Arai & Co.

AZ Partners

Capital Tax & Accounting Services

Cleed

  • 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.
  • http://www.cleed.co.jp/en/
  • Address: 1-11-8 Minami-Otsuka, Toshima-ku
  • Tel: 050-3558-5146

Excore Sogo Accounting & Consulting Firm

Go Tax Consultant Office

Grant Thornton Japan

  • 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.
  • https://www.grantthornton.jp/en/
  • Address: 9F Aoyama Building, 1-2-3 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku
  • Tel: Contact via email

Kaori Fuchi Tax & Consulting

  • Kaori Fuchi Tax & Consulting provides individual taxation (returns and consulting) services in addition to help with non-resident and non-permanent resident taxes. Payroll and bookkeeping services are also offered for corporate clients–all in English.
  • http://www.kaori-fuchi.com/en/
  • Address: Minamiazabu Centre 2F, 4-12-25 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku
  • Tel: Contact via online form

Kojima Tax & Accounting Office

Komiyama & Co.

Saddywell Accounting

  • 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.
  • https://en.sadywell.com/
  • Address: Radius R Bldg. 3F 2-16-14 Takaban, Meguro-ku Tokyo, Japan 152-0004
  • Tel: 03-4405-6009

Shiodome Partners Group

  • 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.
  • http://shiodome.or.jp/
  • Address: 5F Shiodome Superior Building, 1-7-10 Shimbashi, Minato-ku
  • Tel: 03-6228-5505

Tax, Legal and Other Bilingual Tokyo Services

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 our 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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