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 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)
Exemptions or reductions of business taxes, real estate acquisition taxes and prefectural fixed asset taxes (Only in areas designated by regional development laws.)
Low-interest Loans for Equipment Investment
Funding specific to various life stages from the Hokkaido Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion Fund (step loans (business location))
Intended for the establishment or expansion of businesses in the industries covered in “Subsidy programs based on the Hokkaido Industry Promotion Ordinance” on the right
<Incentives offered by the National Government>
Regional employment development incentives, etc
Tax benefits system to strengthen business for small and medium enterprises (special reductions or tax credits)
Subsidies for Enterprises Established in Areas Surrounding the Nuclear Power Plant (F Subsidy)
Target areas: Tomari, Kamoenai, Iwanai, Kyowa
<Incentives offered by Municipal Governments>
Additional employment subsidies
Subsidies equivalent to the amount of fixed asset tax (Or a certain percentage) , etc
Exemptions or reductions of fixed asset taxes, city planning taxes, special land holding taxes, etc
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
Development Bank of Japan Inc. (Equipment funds, etc.)
Japan Finance Corporation (JFC) (Equipment funds, long-term operating funds)
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
Integral support ranging from research and development to facility investment and creation of sales routes
Tax-based Support Measures
Tax reductions for facility investments required for advanced businesses
Machinery, devices, etc.: 40% special reduction, 4% tax credit
Buildings, etc.: 20% special reduction, 2% tax credit
Reductions in local tax
Exemption from real estate acquisition tax (prefectural tax: land used for buildings and grounds of approved facilities that will drive the local economy)
Reduction of fixed asset tax (Municipal tax: availability and amounts vary by municipality)
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)>
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)
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