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Update information

2021/04/09 TIA Mobile Information Service

■  Extension of the deadline for accepting Income Tax Return for 2020
The period of acceptance for Income Tax Returns for 2020 has been extended until 15/Apr/2021.  You need to present an original or a copy of your My Number, residence card, and Japanese driver’s license.  For coronavirus prevention, you need to get a numbered ticket for entry at the income tax return site.  You can also file tax returns on a smartphone.  For more details, please check the website of National Tax Agency’s Income Tax Return guidance or contact the nearest tax office.
Tax Office:
National Tax Agency:

■  Extension of the period for acceptance for special loans by welfare funds
For those households facing a decrease in income due to stoppage of work because of coronavirus prevention, the period of acceptance for emergency retail funds and general support funds (initial loans and/or further advance) have been extended until the last day of June 2021.  For those households with Temporary stoppage of work, emergency retail funds with a maximum of 100,000 yen will be provided per household.  For those single households with unemployment, general support funds with a maximum of 150,000 yen (200,000 yen for households with more than 2 family members).  For more details, please contact the call center for emergency retail funds / general support funds of the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (TEL: 0120-46-9999) or contact your nearest social welfare council in your city or town.
Emergency retail fund homepage:
General support fund homepage:
Emergency loan pamphlet by Tochigi prefecture:
List of social welfare councils with the prefecture:

■ “Coronavirus Hotline” for foreign residents
Coronavirus Hotline is available for foreign residents in Tochigi prefecture.  If you are worried about the infection, please contact the hotline.
TEL:  028-678-8282 (available 24 hours)
Languages:  English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Tagalog, Nepali, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Malay, Burmese, Khmer, Mongolian, Sinhalese
PDF flier:  http://tia21.or.jp/content/files/info/coronavirushotline.pdf

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