Attention! Amazon sellers must understand the steps for uploading a Japanese JCT tax number by the end of the month

Amazon sellers must upload a Japanese JCT tax number by the end of the month

Recently, the new Japanese tax regulations have been a hot topic in the cross-border e-commerce community. The registration of JCT has been the most concerning issue for many Japanese sellers since last year.

According to official data from Amazon, “As of November 2021, more than 90% of Amazon China sellers have received bulk orders from Japanese companies. Sellers who have not registered for JCT will not be able to provide compliant value-added tax invoices to customers. Consumers will not be able to apply for tax deductions, which will have a significant impact on consumers with large sales quotas and will also cause some customers to be lost.”

It is therefore imperative to register for JCT in Japan. For information on how to register for JCT in Japan and what information is required, please refer to previous articles by Tengbang. Many merchants do not know how to upload their JCT tax numbers to the Amazon backend after applying for them. Today, Tengbang will provide a step-by-step guide on how to upload your JCT tax number to Amazon Japan. Please save this information if you don’t know how to do it!

Steps to upload JCT tax number to Amazon backend

1) Copy the following link to log in to the seller platform, or refer to the submission path: Seller Platform>Settings>Tax Settings. On the seller platform’s tax settings page, select “Yes: I am obligated to declare consumption tax in Japan” zllp.myy.?dd?wo?slwrdaurprs_rgreks_okgylrjyup?swkddg?slyzkg?hw?fqtgro.qjjuplrjqokslqro=sfkzg 2) Enter the JCT registration number (also known as the JCT registration number) in the column displayed below. Note: Only T+13 digits are allowed. 3) Check if the shipping address is correct. 4) In the default product tax code, select “Always tax at the standard rate.” 5) Save the settings in the final step. The steps are shown in the figure. After submitting successfully in the Amazon backend, the platform will generate compliant invoices for sellers based on the information provided. As mentioned earlier, once the compliant invoice system is in effect, will display the JCT registration number submitted by the seller on the invoice to ensure that buyers can get tax-deductible invoices. In order to ensure the accuracy of the number, Amazon will begin verifying whether the seller’s input registration number matches the one officially released by the National Tax Agency of Japan starting from the end of 2022. If it does not match, the seller’s registration number will be set to “invalid” by the platform. Tengbang recommends that you double-check your JCT tax number when uploading it to avoid any issues with your processing.

Daily Question:

What is the difference between a corporate number and a JCT tax number? Generally, when Chinese cross-border sellers apply for a Japanese JCT registration number, they will first receive a corporate number issued by the National Tax Agency of Japan, which represents that the cross-border seller has completed the registration process in the Japanese commercial system. After that, they will receive a JCT tax number, which indicates that the seller has completed the tax registration process in Japan. Corporate number: a unique tax number code for enterprises, generally composed of 13 digits; JCT tax number: a Japanese consumption tax invoice registration number, generally composed of the letter T + 13 digit tax number code; Note: the JCT invoice number is used to bind the Amazon background. That’s all for today’s sharing! As a service provider for multiple platforms such as Amazon, TB Accountants (UK Tengbang Accounting Firm) has always focused on providing one-stop value-added tax integration services for Chinese cross-border sellers, and can also help you solve multiple compliance requirements such as European VAT, EPR, and European representation. For more information about the JCT tax number issue, you can leave a message in the comment section~

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