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Taxes

Tax liability for JETs in their home countries is determined by their home country. It is your responsibility to take care of your own personal tax filing in a timely manner. The JET Programme General Information Handbook (GIH) and JET Programme website have information on tax issues as well as contact details for various countries’ tax agencies.

Bear in mind that even if you do not owe taxes, you may still be required to file taxes. American JETs, for example, are required to file their taxes. The Kumamoto JET PAs have provided a great tax guide for US citizens on their website, which can be viewed here.   If you have any questions regarding the information provided by Kumamoto JET, avoid mistakes and check that you have up-to-date information for international tax-payers from the IRS, on this page.