Japan: Japanese Consumption Tax Increased to 10 Percent

On October 1, 2019 Japan raised the consumption tax for most goods and services from 8 to 10 percent. The consumption tax for food and drink, except for liquor and meals eaten at the point of sale, remains unchanged at 8 percent. The expansion of home replacement meals, takeout menus, and food delivery options is not expected to be affected as the tax hike only covers consumption at the point of sale.

Japan: Japanese Consumption Tax Increased to 10 Percent