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Mileage-based auto tax eyed

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The government and the ruling camp are considering introducing a mileage-based automobile taxation in a future overhaul of Japan’s auto taxes, informed sources have said.

The tax panels of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner, Komeito, are discussing the matter as the number of cars owned in the country is declining.

The ruling camp plans to include the policy of reviewing how auto tax levies are set over the medium to long term, in its tax system reform package due out in mid-December, the sources said.

The nation has three auto taxes — the automobile acquisition tax, the vehicle tax levied on owners every year and the automobile weight tax collected at the time of a mandatory car inspection.Speech

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