Payment (Cash management) service of payroll and tax matters

Together with monthly payroll calculation, we are providing monthly payment services in Japan. Sometimes, it’s called as Cash management services.

List of Payment services

  1. Payment of monthly salary to each employees
  2. Payment of monthly social insurance
  3. Payment of corporate tax, withholding income tax and withholding local resident tax
  4. Other payments to vendors
  5. Overseas payment (Optional)


Fee for our payment services

Monthly payment servicesJPY20,000 / month
– Up to 9 payments / month
– from 10, +JPY1,500 / payment
– from 20, +JPY1,000 / payment
Overseas payment (optional)+JPY8,000 / payment

How to arrange “Payment services”

We have two ways for payment (cash management) services as below. For SMEs, we recommend A), as it is very simple, and initial set-up is not required.

A) Client transfers to our local Japanese bank account

This is very simple way. Client transfers the fund to our local Japanese bank account, and we remit to each employees, vendors accordingly.

B) We directly use client’s internet banking

Client gives the access right of internet banking to Shimada & Associates. And Shimada & Associates directly handles the internet banking of Client’s bank account. Client may set two verification for the payments to strengthen the security (Shimada & Associates : Preparer – input the payment data, Clients : Approver). Basically, Client needs to initially set up internet banking account by themselves. If Client wants us to set up the internet banking (giving access right to us / two verification etc), we will charge JPY50,000 as set-up fee.

Please contact us, if you are interested in our payroll and payment services.

Client Testimonials

Wayne Baxter / Representative of Wayne’s English school

I have used Shimada and Associates services for help with my taxes for the last couple of years. 
The service is very good. I always received a reply within minutes whenever I had questions and queries. They always provided me with clear explanations and every matter is handled smoothly. Dealing with Shimada & Associates is very reassuring as I know I can hand everything over to them and there are no problems. I highly recommend this company. 

Varden Vadiveloo / Stylus Japan K.K. / Finance Director (Stylus Media Group)

We have been working with Kota Shimada for almost one year and have been very impressed by his expertise and understanding of our business. We have always received professional and expert advice regarding our accounts, payroll and tax matters. Kota always responds very quickly to emails despite working in different time zones. I would recommend Shimada & Associates to anyone looking for exceptional accounting support services in Japan.

Dr. Dirk Heinrich Neumann / JADEA K.K. CEO

With company headquarters in Berlin, San Diego and Tokyo, I can highly recommend the services by Shimada-san. He and his company work on solutions that were always suited to my company needs in Japan. Having a one-stop solution platform in Japan is very valuable and the friendly staff handles company matter bilingually. From a business standpoint, Japan has gotten more attractive over the past few years and requires companies to adapt fast in order to benefit from these changes. Transparent fee structures as well as knowledgeable staff make him a good and recommendable partner in Japan.

James Chie / Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Head of a Multinational Corporate Banking Division in Singapore

I highly recommend Shimada and Associates as a highly qualified accountant for both individuals and businesses. This past year, I was looking for a highly qualified english speaking accountant who would be able to handle my complex real estate related tax matters in Japan. Thankfully I was referred to Shimada and Associates as they not only had an office in Japan, but also was conveniently located in downtown Singapore where I currently reside.
Shimada was extremely professional and answered quickly and coherently every question I had regarding tax matters for myself and my entire real estate investor group. Shimada and his team expeditiously handled every inquiry presented, while recommending the most optimal solution regarding my tax filing. As a result we were all extremely pleased at how smooth the tax filing process ended up, and found Shimada to be extremely transparent. We are excited to continue using Shimada and Associates as our tax accountant given their depth and understanding of Japanese accounting rules and doing so at a very reasonable cost.

Susan Spann / Author of The Hiro Hattori Novel

Shimada & Associates provides prompt, detailed service that makes filing my taxes easy. I recommend them to everyone who needs to file taxes in Japan.

As an American with income both inside and outside Japan, I was worried about filing Japanese taxes. Shimada & Associates made the process easy. Now, with their expert help, my taxes are always finished properly and on time.

Kota Shimada takes the fear out of filing taxes in Japan. Whether you have foreign income, Japanese income, or a combination of the two, Shimada & Associates can prepare and file your Japanese taxes promptly and efficiently—they make the process easy.

I am so glad I found Shimada & Associates. Their prompt, professional services make me confident that my Japanese taxes are prepared and filed properly every year—and they make the process easy.

Shimada & Associates takes the guesswork out of filing taxes in Japan. From proper reporting of foreign income to deductions like furusato nozei, their professionalism and experience makes the process easy. I recommend them to anyone who needs to file taxes in Japan.


We are bilingual professionals who can provide “one stop solution” for back office matters in Japan, such as payroll, payment, accounting and taxation. We help you build your business in Japan.