Please note: CLAIR (and the Toyama Prefectural Board of Education) do not specialise in tax matters. CLAIR takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained herein, nor accepts responsibility for any financial loss incurred or any legal action taken against anyone (whether or not they are associated with the JET Programme) as a result of information contained in or omitted from this article.

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Americans JETs, check out our Tax Guides below. You can download step by step instructions for what you should do and how you can get it done. Broken down for 1st year JETs and 2nd year and above JETs.

Tax Guide for First Year American JETs

Tax Guide for Second to Fifth Year American JETs

Note, this guide is only for U.S. Citizens, and it is designed for simple tax situations, not overly complex ones. These documents will take you through a step by step process of filing your taxes. If you still have questions after reading the appropriate document, then please go through the information below, and if you have questions after that, contact one of your fellow JETs, someone at CLAIR, or the US Embassy.

For links to the latest tax forms, search the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)’s website.

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