Taxpayer ID number system a step closer

The government’s Tax Commission decided Sunday to launch in the new year a working group to study the introduction of a system to identify taxpayers by assigning them an ID number, according to government officials. The envisaged system would enable the government to collect all tax-related information about individual taxpayers, including the amount of their income, thereby boosting the efficiency of the government’s operation of the social security and other systems.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20091207TDY01305.htm

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