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Kyodo poll: 59% critical of postponing decision on provisions for reduced tax

  • 2015-12-28 15:00:00
  • , Tokyo Shimbun
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(Tokyo Shimbun: December 28, 2015 – p. 2)

 

 In its nationwide telephone poll conducted on Dec. 26–27, Kyodo News asked respondents for their views on the postponement of the decision on how to make provisions for the 1 trillion yen loss in tax revenues that will arise when the reduced consumption tax rate is introduced alongside the tax hike scheduled for April 2017. A total of 59.2% of respondents said that “provisions for the reduced tax rate should be decided.” When asked whether they approve of applying reduced tax rates to food, excluding alcohol and restaurant meals, 49.2% said that they “approve,” more or less equivalent to the percentage who said they “do not approve,” which came in at 45.5%. (Abridged)

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