In Japan, the sales tax rate is a tax charged to consumers based on the purchase price of certain goods and services. The benchmark we use for the sales tax rate refers to the highest rate. Revenues from the Sales Tax Rate are an important source of income for the government of Japan. This page provides - Japan Sales Tax Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Sales Tax Rate - Consumption Tax - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.