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Use of the Download Page [Advance Preparation]

The "e-Tax software" or the "preparation software for withholding records, etc." can be downloaded from the download page.
Before visiting the download page, please make advance preparations including perusing the terms of use and the installation of root certificates introduced on this page.
When users have completed advance preparations or have already completed installation, etc. of root certificates at the time of submission of the notification of start using e-Tax, please proceed to "Step (4) Download the e-Tax software".

【Note】

When individual taxpayers file income or consumption tax returns, the taxpayers can complete the submission of the start notification, the registration of electronic certificates, other advance preparations, data preparation for electronic filing, and electronic filing with simple operations from the "page for creating tax return forms" without using the e-Tax software ("electronic certificates obtained through the Japanese Public Key Infrastructure" or "electronic certificates prepared by certification authorities concerning the CPTA certificate issuing service" can be used).

Please refer to "Special section on tax returns (external linkage)" for details.

1. Confirm the terms of use

Before visiting the downloading software page, users are required to agree to all the articles in the "Terms of Use of the Download Page".
Users who download software from the page are deemed to agree to the terms of use.

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2. Download and install root certificates and intermediate certificates

Before using e-Tax, users are required to install root certificates and intermediate certificates of Government shared certification authority (government position certification authority) and Government shared certification authority (application certification authority 2) on the computer being used (please refer to "What is a root certificate?" for the details of root certificates).

To check whether root certificates and intermediate certificates are installed, please refer to "How to check root certificates/intermediate certificates (Japanese)".
When users have already installed root certificates and intermediate certificates, please proceed to the next step "3 Register as trusted sites".

When users have not yet installed root certificates and intermediate certificates, please peruse the following manual on the installation of root certificates and intermediate certificates, then download the installer of root certificates and intermediate certificates, and install these.

  • (Note 1) Users may receive a security warning at the time of downloading or running the installer.

When users receive a security warning

  • (Note 2) "User Account Control (UAC)" screen may appear at the time of running the installer.

When the "User Account Control (UAC)" confirmation screen appears

  • (Note 3) "Program Compatibility Assistant" screen may appear at the time of running the installer.

When the "Program Compatibility Assistant" screen appears

  • * When root certificates and intermediate certificates cannot be adequately installed with the installer, please install these following the steps below.

Install root certificates taking different steps (Japanese)

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3. Register as trusted sites and allowed sites of the pop-up blocker

When users have already registered as trusted sites and allowed sites of the pop-up blocker, please proceed to the next step "4. Download the e-Tax software".
When users have not registered as trusted sites and allowed sites of the pop-up blocker, please peruse the following operation manual of a trusted site registration tool, then download this trusted site registration tool, and register as trusted sites and allowed sites of the pop-up blocker.

  • (Note 1) Users may receive a security warning at the time of downloading or running the registration tool

When users receive a security warning

  • (Note 2) "User Account Control (UAC)" screen may appear at the time of running the registration tool.

When the "User Account Control (UAC)" confirmation screen appears

  • (Note 3) "Program Compatibility Assistant" screen may appear at the time of running the registration tool.

When the "Program Compatibility Assistant" screen appears

  • * When the website cannot be correctly registered as a trusted site by using the registration tool above, please register the site following the steps below.

Steps for the registration as trusted sites (manual operation) (Japanese)

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4. Download the e-Tax software

When users download the e-Tax software, please proceed to the "e-Tax software download page" below.

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5. Download other software

Preparation software for withholding records, etc.

This software is provided for withholding agents, etc. such as corporations and sole proprietors so as to be able to issue electronic withholding records that are acceptable to e-Tax to people receiving salaries and wages, etc.
Users preparing the data for withholding records, etc. or preparing withholding records, etc. that can be electronically issued with digital signatures can download this software from the "Preparation software for withholding records, etc. download page".

From the perspective of information protection, necessary measures including encryption have been implemented for downloading.
Therefore, please confirm that browsers being used are compatible with encryption communication.
Please refer to "Confirming the availability of encryption communication (Japanese)" regarding the method to confirm the availability of encryption communication.

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