What is an automobile tax?
If you own a car, an “automobile tax” will be levied on your vehicle.
How do I pay?
Around May 1 every year, a tax notice will be sent to the vehicle owner as of April 1 of that year. The due date is set for May 31 (the first bank business day if May 31 falls on a holiday). You can pay your automobile tax at banks, post offices, convenience stores, LINE Pay, PayPay , or prefectural Gyoseikenzeijimusho. Please pay it on time.
What will happen if I sold my car or no longer using it?
You need to go through a set registration procedure to change the vehicle owner at Gunma Branch of the Kanto District Transport Bureau. (Phone: 050-5540-2021)
Unless you register the new owner with the bureau, the automobile tax notice will be sent to the old owner continuously.
What will happen if I don’t pay my taxes?
You will receive collection letters if you don’t pay your tax on time. If you still don’t pay your taxes after you receive a collection letter, your asset will be seized. For any questions, please contact Gunma Isesaki Gyoseikenzeijimusho or the Prefectural Administrative Affairs and Tax Office at 0270-24-4350. Free tax consultation (in Japanese only) is offered on weekdays between 8:30 and 17:15 hours. If you don’t speak Japanese, please bring someone who does.
Please note that Light Vehicle Tax will be levied on light vehicles (so-called K-Car of 660cc displacements). Light Vehicle Tax is a municipal tax, so please contact your municipality for details.