Since its founding in 1993, Tokyo Kyodo Accounting Office (TKAO) has provided top class accounting and taxation services. Marshalling its highly trained cadre of certified public accountants, licensed tax attorneys, consultants and experts from other fields, TKAO provides services exquisitely tailored to the specific needs of its corporate and individual clients.
TKAO's professional service offerings include International Taxation / Transfer Pricing, Corporate Finance, Private Banking / Financial Planning, Structured Finance, SPC Management and Other Services.
International Taxation / Transfer Pricing / FTAs
TKAO provides a wide range of accounting and tax consulting services with regard to international trades and cross-border investments, i.e. transfer pricing, FTAs, inbound and outbound international tax planning.
TKAO provides a wide range of services relating to key strategic transactions, from financial advisory and tax planning in connection with restructurings, stock purchases, business transfers, mergers, capital increases through third party allotments, formation of business alliances and initial public offerings, to post merger integration services.
Private Banking / Financial Planning
TKAO provides complete and comprehensive services that cover the entire wealth formation and succession cycle, e.g. advisory services for initial public offerings of shares or other ways of monetizing privately owned businesses; consulting services for financial asset investment, e.g. units in investment trusts, real estates and insurances or inheritance and business succession planning services.
TKAO is regarded as the premier accounting office in Japan's securitization industry with roles in numerous key projects, covering securitization as well as investment fund transactions for various asset classes, including receivables, real estate and intellectual property.
As a SPC pioneer in Japan, TKAO provides a broad range of services covering the entire SPC life cycle – from advisory services for transaction structuring, and SPC incorporation, administration and management of SPCs during the on-going phase, to liquidation services.
|Tier 1- Japan|
|Deloitte Tohmatsu Tax|
|Ernst & Young Tax Co|
|PwC Tax Japan|
|Tier 2- Japan|
|Mori Hamada & Matsumoto|
|Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu|
|Nishimura & Asahi|
|Withers Japan, Zeirishi Houjin|
|Tier 3- Japan|
|Tokyo Kyodo Accounting Office|
|Tier 4- Japan|
|Kojima Law, Taxand Japan|
The tax practice at Tokyo Kyodo Accounting Office (TKAO) comprises seven partners and 24 other fee earners. The tax practice leader is Ryutaro Uchiyama. TKAO offers its clients advice on international taxation, covering outbound investment by Japanese companies and inbound investments in Japan by foreign companies. Other tax services provided by the practice include assistance with estate planning transactions, indirect tax planning and tax compliance, advice on project financing transactions, and corporate reorganisation.
The practice has also participated in a number of government projects which promote the greater utilisation of free trade agreements (FTA). For instance, the practice answered more than 5,000 questions from corporations in Japan concerning the use of FTAs and Economic Partnership Agreements. In 2017, the firm provided tax advice to a venture capital fund on obtaining 100% ownership of a non-profit organisation by its directors and employees.