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Incentive System

We Provide Financial Support to Companies that Establish Operations in Hokkaido

※ Contact the relevant municipal government offices or other organizations for more details on target areas and industries that are eligible for incentives.

<Incentives offered by the Hokkaido Government>

Subsidies

Subsidies for buildings, machinery, equipment, etc. (As described in “Subsidy programs based on the Hokkaido Industry Promotion Ordinance” on the right)

Taxation Systems to Strengthen Regional Businesses

Office tax reductions, special taxation measures to stimulate employment, loan guarantees from SME Support, differential taxation for prefectural taxes (business taxes, real estate acquisition taxes and fixed asset taxes)

Tax Benefits

Exemptions or reductions of business taxes, real estate acquisition taxes and prefectural fixed asset taxes (Only in areas designated by regional development laws.)

Loans

Low-interest Loans for Equipment Investment

<Incentives offered by the National Government>

Subsidies

Regional employment development incentives, etc

Tax Benefits

Tax benefits system to strengthen business for small and medium enterprises (special reductions or tax credits)

Electricity subsidies

Subsidies for Enterprises Established in Areas Surrounding the Nuclear Power Plant (F Subsidy)
Target areas: Tomari, Kamoenai, Iwanai, Kyowa

<Incentives offered by Municipal Governments>

Subsidies

Investment subsidies
Additional employment subsidies
Subsidies equivalent to the amount of fixed asset tax (Or a certain percentage) , etc

Tax Benefits

Exemptions or reductions of fixed asset taxes, city planning taxes, special land holding taxes, etc

Loans

Low-interest loans for equipment funds, operating funds, etc
The above support system is an example only. Support systems vary for each municipal government. Please contact the relevant municipal government for details on target areas and conditions.

Incentives offered by Government Financial Institutions

Funds for building, machinery, equipment, land acquisition, operating funds, etc

Act for the Promotion of Investment in the Future of Regional Areas

<Support Measures under the Act for the Promotion of Investment in the Future of Regional Areas>

Basic plans for some regions have been created according to the Act for the Promotion of Investment in the Future of Regional Areas, with approval from the Japanese government. Businesses in these regions that are deemed to be a “local characteristic” or “economically effective” in these basic plans can create a Business Plan to Drive the Local Economy and submit it to the governor, and receive various benefits if the plan is approved.
Contact Information: Industrial Promotion Division, Bureau of Industrial Promotion, Department of Economic Affairs, Hokkaido Government Phone: 011-204-5328 (Dial-in line)
Please inquire early, as the plan needs to be approved before acquiring land and beginning construction.

<Major Support Systems under the Act for the Promotion of Investment in the Future of Regional Areas>

National Budget-based Support Measures

Cooperation support for core local businesses and small and medium enterprises

Tax-based Support Measures

Tax reductions for facility investments required for advanced businesses

Reductions in local tax

Funding-based Support Measures

Facility funding for approved small and medium enterprises and long-term (20- or 7-year) fixed-interest loan for operating funds by Japan Finance Corporation (JFC)
Fund creation and use by Regional Economy Vitalization Corporation of Japan (REVIC), Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan, etc.
Tax benefits eligibility requirements vary depending on the system.
For more information, contact the appropriate organization.

<Regions Eligible for Creation of a Basic Plan under the Act for the Promotion of Investment in the Future of Regional Areas (as of April 2018)>

Regions Eligible for Creation of a Basic Plan under the Act for the Promotion of Investment in the Future of Regional Areas

Subsidy Programs to Promote Establishment of Businesses Based on the Hokkaido Industry Promotion Ordinance

Subsidies based on the Ordinance for the Promotion of Business Establishment and Strengthening of Competitive Power of Small and Medium Enterprises for Upturn of Hokkaido’s Economic Structure (common name Hokkaido Industry Promotion Ordinance) are as follows. (Established April 1, 2008)
※ Please click the below chart to check PDF file.

Subsidy Programs to Promote Establishment of Businesses Based on the Hokkaido Industry Promotion Ordinance

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