Osaka City to return ¥7.1 billion in property taxes, etc. Over collection from national standards over 20 years 18:36 June 30

As a result of calculating fixed property taxes for buildings and condominiums based on its own rules, Osaka City will refund 7.1 billion yen to 34,000 taxpayers, assuming that they have collected too much than the national standard became.

Osaka City calculates fixed property tax and city planning tax according to its own rules for some buildings and condominiums that are built using special piles for the basic part, and the tax amount is higher than that calculated based on national standards. Had been collected.

The city was scrutinizing the properties and the amount of money to be returned, because the court ruled that this was illegal and the city rules were illegal.

As a result, it was discovered that over the past 20 years, over 7.1 billion yen had been collected for over 10,000 buildings in total, and it was clarified that it will be returned to 34,000 taxpayers.

The target building was built between 1978 and 2004, and the city applied its own rules when using materials larger than usual.

Toshiyuki Fujiwara, General Manager of the Tax Department of the Osaka City Finance Bureau, said, "I apologize for all the inconvenience caused to the taxpayers. I want to hurry to finish the refund early."