Outline of the Premium Voucher Project

    Purpose

    • Premium voucher will be sold for the purpose of mitigating the impact of the national and local consumption tax hike to 10% on consumption by persons exempt from inhabitant tax and families with babies or infants while encouraging and supporting consumption in the region.

    Intended purchasers

    • Persons exempt from municipal inhabitant tax (on a per capita basis) for FY2019 (excluding spouses and dependent relatives, etc. of persons subject to municipal inhabitant tax (on a per capita basis) for FY2019 and public assistance recipients under the public assistance system) ⇒ Application is required
    • Families with a child born during the period from April 2, 2016, to September 30, 2019

    voucher

    • Persons exempt from inhabitant tax: 25,000 yen per one intended purchaser (sales price: 20,000 yen)
    • Head of a family with babies or infants: 25,000 yen per one child born during the period from April 2, 2016, to September 30, 2019 (sales price: 20,000 yen)
    • Divided sale (purchasing a gift certificate worth 5,000 yen for 4,000 yen five times) will also be conducted.

    Application method

    • When persons exempt from inhabitant tax desire to purchase premium voucher, they must apply with the municipality which holds their residence certificate as of January 1, 2019.
      * Heads of families with babies or infants are not required to file applications.
    • The period for accepting applications and the method of acquiring applications differ for each municipality.

    Purchase method

    • Exchange tickets for purchasing premium voucher will be sent to intended purchasers from municipalities from around September.
    • Premium voucher can be purchased at the sales place of premium voucher by showing the exchange tickets and ID documents.

    Others

    • For details of stores where premium voucher can be used and other matters, please check the publications made by municipalities or the special website of the Cabinet Office.
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