It's time to pay your road taxes

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It's time to pay your road taxes

by: SSgt Larry L. McKenzie | .
U.S. Marine Corps | .
published: May 05, 2016

It’s that time of year again.  Japanese automobile road tax is coming due.  April 1st of every year begins the collection of taxes thru out Japan.  Japanese law mandates the collection of this tax no later than April 30th.  Due to the SOFA agreement, all SOFA members are allowed an extension with tax payment due no later than May 31st.  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 2016 Road Tax collection dates and event locations are as follows:

May 6th Camp Kinser “Surf Side” 0930-1530
May 9th-13th Kadena AFB “Keystone Theater” 0930-1530
May 16th-18th Camp Foster “Theater” 0930-1530
May 19th-20th Camp Courtney “Staff NCO Club” 0930-1530
May 23th Torii Station “The Havana” 0930-1430
May 24th Camp Hansen “The Palms” 0930-1430
May 25th Camp Schwab “Chapel Office” 0930-1330

Required Documents: CURRENT MILITARY REGISTRATION, ORGINAL 2015 ROAD TAX RECEIPT, VEHICLE TITLE, JAPANESE COMPULSORY INSURANCE, AND AMERICAN INSURANCE.

ROAD TAXES MUST BE PAID IN JAPANESE ¥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 1 April-31 May 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 2016 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 1 April must pay road tax.  
• All vehicles must display a 2016 Road Tax sticker before 1 June 2016.

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