I have a question about my tax status in Japan. I’ve only been here 1.5 years (on a spouse visa). According to all the information I can find in English, that makes me a non-permanent resident for tax purposes, so I don’t have to report US source income I get in the US if I don’t bring it to Japan. Then after 5 years, I become a permanent resident for tax purposes & have to report worldwide income. I’m worried that the rules might be different for spouse visa holders—do you know?
As you have considered, if you have been in Japan for more than five years in the last ten years, you must report all of your income from o...