PAY UP! It’s road tax season on Okinawa

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PAY UP! It’s road tax season on Okinawa

by: Shoji Kudaka | .
Stripes Okinawa | .
published: April 21, 2018

It’s that time of year again.  Japanese automobile road tax is coming due.  April 1st of every year begins the collection of taxes throughout Japan.  Japanese law mandates the collection of this tax no later than April 30.  Due to the SOFA agreement, all SOFA members are allowed an extension with tax payment due no later than May 31.  It is highly recommend that SOFA members do not wait till the last minute to pay or pick up their new road tax decal. Paying your road tax though your personal insurance company is authorized; however they will add an additional fee for the service.

Japanese Fiscal 2018 Road Tax collection
 
DATES AND LOCATIONS
- Camp Kinser: May 2, “Surf Side,” 0930-1530
- Kadena AB: May 7-11, “Keystone Theater,” 0930-1530
- Camp Foster: May 14-16, “Theater,” 0930-1530
- Camp Courtney: May 17-18, “SNCO Club,” 0930-1530
- Torii Station: May 21, “The Havana,” 0930-1530
- Camp Hansen: May 22, “Theater,” 0930-1430
- Camp Schwab: May 23, “Chapel,” 0930-1200
 
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS 
- Original military registration
- 2017 road tax receipt
- Vehicle title
- Japanese compulsory insurance
- American insurance
 
HOW MUCH?
- Road taxes must be paid in ¥en only!
- U.S. Currency, checks, & credit cards are not accepted. 
- Community bank services will be available at or close to each collection point.
 
- License Plate Category
40/400, 50/500, 77/78 --------------- ¥7,500
- License Plate Category
33/300 (4,500 cc & below) ------- ¥19,000
- License Plate Category
33/300 (above 4,500 cc) ---------- ¥22,000
- License Plate Category
11/100,88/800 ---------------------- ¥32,000
 
MINI-CAR (yellow plated vehicles) and MOTORCYCLE taxes MUST be paid April 1 - May 31 to local City, Town, or Village Offices between 0830-1200 and 1300-1700. Bring your receipt to the Joint Service Vehicle Registration Office or tax collection site to receive a 2018 Road Tax sticker.
 
MINI-CAR ROAD TAX --------------- ¥3,000
MOTORCYCLE ROAD TAX   
- 126cc and above ------------------- ¥1,000
- 125cc and below --------------------- ¥500    
 
Notes
- All vehicles not de-registered before April 1 must pay road tax.  
- All vehicles must display a 2018 Road Tax sticker before June 1 2018.
 
As a reminder, during May and June JSVRO will be exceptionally busy supporting road tax collection events and road tax decal issuance.  Customers are asked to keep this in mind and plan accordingly.
 
Please call JSVRO at DSN 645-7481 with any questions, or visit our website for information regarding vehicle transfers and other special considerations at: http://www.mcbbutler.marines.mil/BaseInformation/VehicleRegistration.aspx.