Accommodation tax

About examination of new sightseeing resources

In "Kutchan-cho we wait person, work construction broad strategic view" that we devised in Kutchan-cho in February, 2016 (Heisei 28),
Set "kutchande, "kutchande, basic aim of two to live" to spend time", to many people
We have town visit and are town in having you spend time and maintaining livable environment
We promote approach to say to have you live.

Kutchan-cho where "kutchande, spend time" continue developing into basic aim as international resort tourist
Increase interchange population that centered on, and is to develop attractive town planning, but measure of that purpose
We examine resources realizing this.

We give satisfaction of tourist in that and work on problem that must be settled to have you come again
We save and examine introduction of "accommodation tax".

Progress of examination of accommodation tax

[2015]
Setting of WG affecting new finance in August, 2015
About ground inspection "villa possession tax" advanced in September, 2015 (Atami-shi)
About ground inspection "house and lot taxation" advanced in October, 2015 (Karuizawa-machi)
            WG which affects finance that the first is new
[2016]
For February, 2016 new resources study session "securing of stable independent revenue sources of sightseeing spot with new tax" 
                          (Hokkaido Univ. public policy graduate school Shuji Koiso specially appointed professor)

WG which affects new finance in the second in April, 2016
About exchange of opinions "current situation of Kutchan-cho and legal outside tax" with May, 2016 Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications self-government revenue
WG which affects new finance in the third in October, 2016
WG which affects new finance in the fourth in November, 2016
[2017]
The mayor of Kutchan is assembly report about examination start for accommodation tax introduction in June, 2017
          The first accommodation tax introduction examination WG
          Information exchange (the first) with Niseko-cho
Hearing by Hokkaido about July, 2017 accommodation tax
          About advanced ground inspection "accommodation tax introduction" (Kyoto-shi, Osaka)
          Information exchange (the first) with Hokkaido
          Questionnaire conduct (object: in the summer long stay guest) for accommodation tax introduction
August, 2017 second accommodation tax introduction examination WG
With all the October, 2017 sightseeing taxes ko eyo symposium (sponsorship: (no company) Kutchan tourist association sponsorship)
          Seminar about resources for the purpose of promotion, management, maintenance of sightseeing spot
         (sponsorship: Japan Travel Bureau)
          Information exchange (the second) with Niseko-cho
          Information exchange (the second) with Hokkaido
          Society about resources for the purpose of promotion, management, maintenance of the first sightseeing spot
         (sponsorship: Japan Travel Bureau)
November, 2017 third accommodation tax introduction examination WG
            Society about resources for the purpose of promotion, management, maintenance of the second sightseeing spot
         (sponsorship: Japan Travel Bureau)
          Well-informed person meeting that affects the first Kutchan-cho legal outside tax
December, 2017    Society about resources for the purpose of promotion, management, maintenance of the third sightseeing spot
                          (sponsorship: Japan Travel Bureau)
          Local discussion meeting about examination for new finance affecting sightseeing promotion  
           (sponsorship: Hokkaido)
January, 2018 hotel charges investigation conduct
          Society about resources for the purpose of promotion, management, maintenance of the fourth sightseeing spot
                          (sponsorship: Japan Travel Bureau) 
          Information exchange (the third) with Niseko-cho
                           Information exchange (the third) with Hokkaido
February, 2018    Questionnaire conduct (object: in the winter season tourist) for accommodation tax introduction
          Well-informed person meeting that affects the second Kutchan-cho legal outside tax
          Information exchange with Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
          Society about resources for the purpose of promotion, management, maintenance of the fifth sightseeing spot
                          (sponsorship: Japan Travel Bureau) 
          The fourth accommodation tax introduction examination WG
Well-informed person meeting that affects Kutchan-cho legal outside tax in the third in April, 2018
          Information exchange (the fourth) with Hokkaido
With all the May, 2018 sightseeing taxes ko eyo symposium (sponsorship: (no company) Kutchan tourist association sponsorship)
Information exchange with June, 2018 Japan Travel Bureau
July, 2018 fifth accommodation tax introduction examination WG
          Information exchange (the fifth) with Hokkaido
          Well-informed person meeting that affects the fourth Kutchan-cho legal outside tax
Conduct of August, 2018 Kutchan-cho accommodation taxation system degree public comment
We suggest the staying in Kutchan-cho tax regulations in Kutchan-cho precedent assembly in the third in 2018 in September, 2018
          ※We refer to the general affairs Standing Committee
We approve the staying in Kutchan-cho tax regulations in Kutchan-cho precedent assembly in the fourth in 2018 in December, 2018
          Approach to Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications agreement 

About accommodation taxation system degree of Kutchan-cho

※Reference of document
 ・About "document affecting accommodation tax of Kutchan-cho"…General policy charging talk 0136-56-8001
 ・About "summary of accommodation tax"…General policy charging talk 0136-56-8001
 ・(before enforcement) about "guide of the staying in Kutchan-cho tax collection"…Tax practice charging talk 0136-56-8002

System of sightseeing measure that assumed accommodation tax resources

Problem image that must be settled

Well-informed person meeting that affects Kutchan-cho legal outside tax

We protect nature of ski resort "Niseko hirafu" which many tourists visit from home and abroad,
Problem to improve quality and charm as international mountains resort "kutchan" proud of to the world
For the purpose of advice, exchange of opinions that are wide from standpoint that is specialized about legal outside tax for solution
We install.

About holding of well-informed person meeting

Please refer to the following for meeting contents

We carry out questionnaire for accommodation tax introduction

Targeting at tourists, we carried out questionnaire for accommodation tax introduction in the summer, the winter season.

About opinion offer result to staying in Kutchan-cho taxation system degree

After performing opinion offer to depend on staying in Kutchan-cho taxation system degree from August 1, 2018,
It turned out as follows.

Thank you for cooperating.
○Conduct periods
(1) Offer period: From Wednesday, August 1, 2018 to Tuesday, August 14, 2018

(2) Conduct method: We plan common knowledge on Kutchan-cho public information paper, official homepage,
   E-mail, mail, FAX, method with window recruited opinions.

○Public comment count result