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Re: Pay Deductions

Unread post by BergKatse » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:25 pm

In absence of the exact details of your particular situation...

Income tax is calculated by looking at a table. "If the employee earns between x amount and y amount per month, deduct this much tax" sort of thing. In practice, it's done according to the nominal monthly salary rather than the exact amount each month. It's unlikely that the company payroll people will look up the deductible amount for every person every month; they'll just look it up for each person once at the beginning and keep deducting the same amount until there's a change in circumstances (e.g., pay raise or something). Then, at the end of the year, if it turns out you've paid too much tax, you just ask the tax office for a refund.

Health insurance and pension deducted at a fixed amount; they are not pro-rated according to the amount of each month's salary. "Based on the average salary amount, the company must deduct x amount every month until we (the insurance authorities) say otherwise" sort of thing.

Based on that, it seems your company is just doing the normal thing. And even if they're not, you can get excess taxes, etc., refunded from the proper authorities. Just be sure to keep your pay slips.

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Re: Pay Deductions

Unread post by inflames » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:58 pm

While the amount for shakai hoken is fixed (once per year) unless you quit your job, every place I've worked for has withheld the proper amount of tax. Unless you're working for some small place that does everything by hand (something I highly doubt as the employees are enrolled in shakai hoken) they should have payroll software with the amounts programmed in (and calculated automatically).

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