Hello everyone! What a lovely designed site! Thanks Paul for creating it!
I’m Joe, I’ve been here for over 3 years now, still not be able to communicate in Japanese, I blame Netflix for that! I’m currently working at a small startup here in Tokyo as a web developer.
This year has been a busy year for me, besides my 9 to 5 job, I also created a small SaaS service which made me about 80,000 yen in total (I used Stripe to collect the payment), and, I’m also helping one of my Japanese friend to develop his software product, he pays (over bank transfer) me by the hour as freelancer, not much, it’s around 50,000 yen a month, 250,000 yen in total so far.
So, since now is the tax reason (from this month to end of March next year? If I remember correctly), and last time I check, I made more than 200,000 yen (the minimum tax-free side income amount), looks like I have to report my tax this year. So, here comes my question, where do I even start? My company takes care of everything for me normally, despite the fact they’re aware of my side gigs, I don’t think I can ask them to do my side gigs part.
I have so many questions, this community is great, but asking everything here is probably too much, lol. Can anyone recommend an English speaking accountant who can take on individual customer like me? About how much I’ll be paying for such a service? Or hiring an hourly billed virtual assistant would be good enough? If you have any other suggestions, please feel free to throw at me! Thanks everyone!