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2020-3-13

I want to know more about the Income Certification Documents required to apply for...

No.40184

I want to know more about the Income Certification Documents (Shoni Iryohi Josei Seido) required to apply for children’s medical expense subsidies?

Answer

Note that this subsidy system has income restrictions for applicants (parents/guardians) with children from 1 year old to 6th grade in elementary school.
In principle, the applicant is whichever parent has the highest income (the breadwinner).
Income Certification Documents certify the income of the applicant, the number of dependents, and the deduction amounts (which are required to decide whether you fulfill the qualifications for subsidies). (Refer to FAQ401899 for details on maximum income limits.)

* If the child is 1 year or older and your income was confirmed outside Kawasaki (you lived outside Kawasaki on Jan 1st of the year), there are 2 ways to examine your income: 1) Inquiring your income data based on Individual Number on the application form. 2) Submitting the document which can prove your income. (If your income was confirmed in Kawasaki, we use your tax payment information to examine your income.)
* If you moved from outside Kawasaki or an applicant (a guardian) is living by himself/herself away from the family in other city, submitting the document which can prove your income is not needed by using Individual Number for the inquiry.
* Because the way to use Individual Number for the inquiry takes relatively long time until getting the answers form the cities (local governments imposing a tax), we cannot issue a medical care card on the same day in principle. If you would like to receive it on the same day, please submit the document which can prove your income.
* If you have not submitted the tax return form, your reference for your tax payment information is wrong, or you have no income, we cannot get the right answer. In that case, you should submit the document which can prove your income.
*There is no upper limit of income for the subsidy for the hospitalization expenses after January 2019, but this program is subject to the subsidy of Kanagawa prefecture. We would appreciate if you submit the documents which can prove our income.

1. Income Certification Documents include any of the following:

A) Copy of Special Collection Amount for Resident Taxes (Tokubetsu Choshuzeikaku Kettei) (Showing Salary) / Amendment Notification (Henko Tsuchisho) (Original Not Required) (Limited to Those Whose Entire Income is Comprised of Employment Salary) (Documents received from the workplace.)
B) Copy of Tax Amount for Resident Tax / Tax Notice (Nozei Tsushisho) (Original Not Required) (The city will send this document to people operating their own business who live in the municipality on January 1 of the certified tax year.)
C) Resident Tax Certificate (Kazei Shomeisho) (Issued by the city you resided on January 1 of the certified tax year.)
D) Resident Tax Exemption Certificate (Hikazei Shomeisho) (Issued by the city you resided on January 1 of the certified tax year.)
Copies of these documents are acceptable. Submitted documents cannot be returned.
We do not accept tax certificate slips (genzenchoshu hyo) or tax returns (kakutei shinkoku) as Income Certification Documents.
The items and names of items certified in the tax certificates (kazei shomeisho) will differ depending on the issuing municipality. A breakdown of income, deductions, and the number of dependents are required.)
If you have children between fourth and sixth grade in elementary school and were exempt from paying city tax, prepare documents showing your exemption status. Note that we will be unable to provide the total amount of subsidies for medical insurance costs if you submit items that do not show your city tax amount or childcare allowance certificate.

Note

2. Tax Year for Income Certification Documents

A) For Children Between 1 year old and 6th Grade in Elementary School
The target tax year for review differs depending on the duration of the medical care card you apply for. Prepare Income Certification Documents for the corresponding tax year.
Note that, in principle, the medical care card is valid starting on the date of relocation, or on September 1.
(1) If applying for a medical care card for September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019 (*), income calculated for 2018 (2017 fiscal year, January 1 – December 31, 2017) will be reviewed.
(2) If applying for a medical care card for September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020 (*), income calculated for 2019 (2018 fiscal year, January 1 – December 31, 2018) will be reviewed.
*A medical care cards for children between third and sixth grade in elementary school are valid until March 31.

B) For Children Between 1 year old and Junior High School Students
The tax year targeted for review differs depending on the period of hospitalization. Prepare Income Certification Documents for the corresponding tax year.
(1) If applying for subsidies for hospital fees between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019, income calculated for 2018 (2017 fiscal year, January 1 – December 31, 2017) will be reviewed.
(2) If applying for subsidies for hospital fees between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, income calculated for 2019 (2018 fiscal year, January 1 – December 31, 2018) will be reviewed.