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Provisional Special Benefit for Residents Tax-Exempt Households

With the prolonged effects of COVID-19 continuing to cause hardships to many, the national government has decided to provide a benefit of 100,000 yen per household in order to swiftly support the lives and livelihoods of households exempt from FY2021 residents tax.

Inquiries

Hiroshima City Provisional Special Benefit for Residents Tax-Exempt Households Center (for inquiries about the benefit as it pertains to the City of Hiroshima)

  • Tel: 082-236-7229

*Please be sure to dial the correct number

  • Hours: February 1 (Tues)-November 30, 2022 (Wed) from 9 am to 5:15 pm (excluding weekends and national holidays)

Cabinet Office Call Center (for inquiries about the benefit program)

  • Tel: 0120-526-145
  • Hours: 9 am to 8 pm (excluding weekends and national holidays)

Benefit amount and eligibility

  • Amount: 100,000 yen per household
  • Eligibility: Households eligible must qualify for (1) or (2) below (you cannot receive multiple benefits)
  • Application deadline: September 30, 2022 (must be postmarked by this date)

1) Households in which all members are exempt from FY2021 per capita residents tax

Eligible households

  • Households in which all members are exempt from FY2021 residents tax per capita as of the reference date (December 10, 2021)

How to apply

(a) If all members of the household have been living in Hiroshima City since January 1, 2021 or earlier:

Documents will be sent to you from the City of Hiroshima. Please read these documents, fill in the necessary information, and send them back.

Note: The City of Hiroshima has already sent documents to households recognized as eligible. If you believe you are eligible but have not received your documents, please contact the Hiroshima City Provisional Special Benefit for Residents Tax-Exempt Households Center. It may be that you have to apply or that the documents sent were returned to us.

(b) If there are members of the household who moved to Hiroshima City on or after January 2, 2021:

You will need to apply to receive your benefit.

Please print the application form from the application form section, fill in the necessary information, and send it to the Hiroshima City Provisional Special Benefit for Residents Tax-Exempt Households Center along with the necessary additional documents.

We are now currently accepting applications via postal mail.

Where to send your application

Hiroshima City Provisional Special Benefit for Residents Tax-Exempt Households Center
Health and Welfare Planning Division, Health and Welfare Bureau, City of Hiroshima
Hiroshima Central Post Office PO Box 100

​​2) Households whose income decreased during or after January 2021 to the level of eligibility to resident’s tax exemption

Eligible households

  • Households whose income has decreased due to COVID-19.

If your expected yearly income (12×income for any month beginning January 2021) is equal to or less than the threshold for residents tax exemption, you can apply for the benefit.

Please see the chart below for the threshold income amount for residents tax exemption.

Example of household composition

Gross income

Net income

Single person or someone without dependents

1,000,000 yen

450,000 yen

Supporting a spouse/dependent(s) (total of 1 person)

1,560,000 yen

1,010,000 yen

Supporting a spouse/dependents (total of 2 persons)

2,057,000 yen

1,360,000 yen

Supporting a spouse/dependents (total of 3 persons)

2,557,000 yen

1,710,000 yen

Supporting a spouse/dependents (total of 4 persons)

3,057,000 yen

2,060,000 yen

Disabled person, minor, window, single parent

2,043,999 yen

1,350,000 yen

How to apply

You will need to apply to receive your benefit.

Please print the application form from the application form section, fill in the necessary information, and send it to the Hiroshima City Provisional Special Benefit for Residents Tax-Exempt Households Center along with the necessary additional documents.

There is an application center available for those who are unsure how to fill out the application or would like to fill it out while consulting with us (appointment required).

Please make an appointment using the online appointment site<外部リンク> (Japanese) or call 082-236-7229.

Hiroshima City Provisional Special Benefit for Households in Acute Need Application Center

  • Address: Hiroshima Kōgin Bldg 10F, 2-1-22 Kamiya-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima
  • Hours: 9 am to 4 pm (excluding weekends and holidays)
  • Available: March 22-May 31, 2022
  • Online appointment site<外部リンク> (Japanese)

Important notes

  • Even if your household falls under (1) or (2) above, you will be ineligible for the Benefit if all members of the household are dependents of a sustainer who is not Residents tax exempt (excluding cases in which a sustainer’s income has decreased to the level eligible for residents tax exemption).
  • The Provisional Special Benefit for Residents Tax-Exempt Households (hereafter referred to as the Benefit) is designated as a Special State-Provided Benefit under the Law Regarding Savings Account Registration to Promptly and Reliably Implement State-Provided Benefits. As such, we will obtain and use information such as local tax information and Special Cash Payment bank account information.
  • In confirming your eligibility, we may confirm government office records, etc.
  • For items which cannot be confirmed via government office records, we may ask you to submit additional documents. We also may confirm necessary information regarding receiving Benefit payment from other municipalities.
  • If you have received the Benefit from other municipalities, you may be asked to return the Benefit.
  • Should there be an error in your application form, you may be asked to return the Benefit.
  • If you have received the Benefit via fraudulent means, such as dishonesty, you may be asked to return it.
  • If you intentionally submit a false application, you may face charges for fraud under false receipt of funds.

FAQ

  • Q: I know that the Benefit is paid per household; however, if our resident records are separate but we live at the same address, will we be considered two households?
    A: If your resident records are separate as of the reference date (December 10, 2021), you will be considered two households.
     
  • Q: I have removed someone as my dependent, so why is it they are still deemed my dependent under taxation law and why can this disqualify me for the Benefit?
    A: It may be that you removed them as health insurance dependents. As health insurance dependents and tax dependents differ, please inquire at the Hiroshima City Provisional Special Benefit for Residents Tax-Exempt Households Center.
     
  • Q: I used to be a dependent of a former spouse who is not tax exempt. Will I be eligible for the Benefit if we are divorced?
    A: If you divorced between January 1 and December 9, 2021, you will be eligible as long as you are exempt from residents taxes.
     
  • Q: If I am exempt from residents tax on per capita basis due to a tax convention, am I eligible for the Benefit?
    A: You are not eligible if you are exempt from residents tax on per capita basis due to a tax convention. You are also not eligible to be a household in acute need.
     
  • Q: For households in acute need, am I eligible for the Benefit if I haven’t yet found work after losing my job due to COVID-19?
    A: Yes.
     
  • Q: Can I choose any month to be my “income for any month” during which income for households in need decreased?
    A: As long as it is any month from January 2021 onward, it does not matter which one you choose.
     
  • Q: For households in acute need, how will decrease in income be evaluated after FY2022 tax notices have been issued (beginning in early June)?
    A: For the relevant period onwards, decrease in income for 2021 will be evaluated based on whether or not you are exempt from per capita residents tax for FY2022.

Decrease in income during 2022 will continue to be evaluated based on income for the month of your choosing.

For those in protective living situations due to domestic abuse

There are cases in which those living outside of their legal domicile due to domestic abuse can receive the Benefit. For more information, please inquire at the Hiroshima City Provisional Special Benefit for Residents Tax-Exempt Households Center.

Be aware of scams

Be cautious of anyone who asks for personal information, your bank book or bank card, or your PIN!

  • Municipalities and the national government will NEVER ask you to go to an ATM to receive the Provisional Special Benefit for Residents Tax-Exempt Households.
  • Municipalities and the national government will NEVER ask you to transfer handling fees for the Provisional Special Benefit for Residents Tax-Exempt Households.
  • If you receive any suspicious phone calls, be sure to consult with your family, friends, or the police to avoid falling victim to a scam.

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