In 2014, Japanese government introduced new tax incentive system to support local areas: Furusato Nozei (Home Town Tax Payment Programme).
We can purchase local products and services (hotel stay, experience such as diving, etc) to support the area.
We pay for products and services and the government provides incentives for income tax deduction.
There are few Furusato Nozei service providers such as Satofuru, Furunabi, Department Stores, etc.
This time, I purchase Nama Katsuo no Tataki (lightly roasted bonito) from Katsuura-city, Chiba via Satofuru,
My mother side are originally from Katauura; therefore, YES, I would like to support the city and this has sentimental value for me.
I will purchase more products and services from the areas that I would like to support.
This was my first purchase and I’m glad that I was strongly recommended to use this system to enjoy products and services AND tax deduction.