Upon the COVID-19 crisis, the Japanese Government is providing up to 1 M JPY in subsidies to freelancers and self-employed. This is in addition to the 100,0000 JPY help to all residents. Foreign residents are also eligible for this refund!

Who is eligible?

  • All residents who are self-employed (gyomu itaku).
  • Individuals who experienced at least one month in 2020 when their income has decreased by 50% or more compared to the average monthly income in 2019.
  • Those who have filed the tax report in 2019. If you have not done it, you can still file a tax report and then apply for the benefit.

How to apply?

If you understand Japanese, you can do it on your own by first applying for the refund here:

And then submitting the application with all necessary paperwork here:

If you don’t understand Japanese, we are offering help with the refund and can do it for you. We charge a flat fee of 60,500 JPY for this service, which can be paid after you receive your refund.

How long does it take to get the money?

Your money will be paid by the government directly into your bank account within 1 month.

Please note that if you decide to use our service, we will charge 60,500 JPY to handle the subsidy application for you.

You can pay after the submission is done, approved, and the money is safely in your account.

Have you submitted your 2019 tax return?

Goverment Subsidy :


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Examples of Needed Documents

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You can receive tax-related documents from your local tax office.

Finally, submit an overview of this year’s business income by month (if you didn't have any income this year, you can put today's date, "no" for company and "0" for payment):

Date Company Payment


Sustainable Benefit Application Support Center Terms and Conditions

The user shall comply with the following rules when applying for a Sustainable Benefit (持続化給付金) through the Sustainable Benefit Application Support Center operated by Intertangible LLC.

Service Terms

  1. The purpose of this service is assistance with the application of the Sustainable Benefit provided by the Japanese government on behalf of the user.
  2. This service is for freelance and self-employed workers in Japan who have filed the tax report in the fiscal year 2019.

Usage Fee and Payment

  1. An electronic bill for the Service usage fee will be sent to you upon the submission of your application and you shall pay the compensation (60,500 JPY including tax) for the help with the application for the Sustainable Benefit to Intertangible Inc. within 1 month from the application date (within 7 days after receiving the Sustainable Benefit).
  2. Any transaction fees and the like required for the payment of above-stated obligations shall be borne by you. Your payment obligations will be regarded as having been settled once your history of payment of such obligations is reflected in the Intertagible LLC account.

Obligation of the user

The user shall state the truth to the matter for which Intertangible LLC asked the question and submit the documents specified by Intertangible LLC.

User's Pledge

The user pledges that they are:

  1. Satisfying the requirements and are eligible for the Sustainable Benefit:
  2. Is sole proprietor who have earned business revenue since 2019 or earlier and who intend to continue their business going forward; and
  3. Sole proprietor whose business revenue during any given month of 2020 decreased by 50% or more compared to the previous year due to the spread of COVID-19, etc.
  4. Not earning income from sex-related business (including cabaret club, hostess, lounge, etc.), a religious organization or group, or similar business identified as not eligible for the Sustainable Benefit
  5. Not being associated with any Anti-Social force such as a gang
  6. Submitting only true information and valid documents, without false statements
  7. Cooperating with any requests to submit related documentation, and agree to interviews/investigations conducted by representatives of the government in charge of this matter
  8. Returning the benefit in accordance to the regulations, if found to have received an unduly amount of the Sustainable Benefit
  9. Paying the service cost to Intertangible LLC within 7 days after receiving the Sustainable Benefit
  10. Complying with the Sustainable Benefit Regulations (


We cannot guarantee that the Sustainable Benefit will be paid to the user, as this is decided by the governmental organization.

Personal information protection

  1. Purpose of Use
    We will use your personal information acquired from this website solely for matters relating to the Sustainable Benefit application and send you notifications of the progress, including the notifications from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. We will not use your personal information for any other purpose.
  2. Provision of Personal Information
    We strictly manage personal information received from users based on the Personal Information Protection Law.
    a) We will share your personal information with the authority in charge of the Sustainable Benefit payments at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Japan. We may entrust your personal information to our affiliates only in order to provide you with a better service and greater convenience regarding your Sustainable Benefit application.
    b) We will never provide your personal information to any third party without your consent except if necessary by law.


You grant Intertangible LLC the authority to apply for the Sustainable Benefit provided by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Investment Japan on your behalf based on the fact that you have a significant difficulty understanding the Japanese language and lack the capacity to apply for the Sustainable Benefit on your own. We will properly manage your personal information in accordance with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and make a request to transfer the amount that the Government of Japan has set as your Sustainable Benefit directly to your bank account that you have submitted in accordance with these Application Regulations.

We cannot for any reason apply for the Sustainable Benefit on your behalf if you are found not to meet the requirements for payment of the Sustainable Benefit, etc. Please note that you may be subject to government investigation if your documentary evidence or provided information is false, doubtful or suspicious.

If the investigation by the Government of Japan concludes that you have fraudulently received the Sustainable Benefit, you will be demanded to replay the full amount of the Sustainable Benefit, plus the interest calculated at 3% p.a. of the amount from the day following your fraudulent receipt of the Sustainable Benefit to the date of the repayment, as well as an amount equivalent to 20% of the total of the two preceding amounts. Your name will be published along with the criminal charges, for which you will be prosecuted in the case of a malicious fraud.

You are solely responsible in case either of the measures stated above have been taken against you; we (Intertangible LLC) assume no liability in relation thereto.

Delayed Payment Fee

If you delay your payment obligations to Intertangible LLC, you will be charged a late payment fee calculated at 14.6% p.a. (prorated daily based on a 365-day year (or a 366-day year in the case of a leap year)) on the amount due from the day following the due date to the date of payment.

Choice of Law

Both parties agree to the application of the laws of Japan to govern, interpret, and enforce all of the parties' respective rights, duties, and obligations arising from, or relating to, the subject of this Agreement, without regard to conflict of law principles.

This policy version 1.0 was last updated on June 15th 2020.

About Intertangible Sustainable Benefit Support Center

As a company who is relying on help from highly skilled freelance professionals from all over the globe, we have a deep appreciation for individuals who have decided to dedicate their professional careers to Japan and it is our core value to treat them equally and fairly

Most Japanese tax advisors do not accept applications from foreigners, and even in Japanese, charge unclear high fees that discourage freelancers from getting support that belongs to them. We helped our partners who have contributed to our company and clients claim their benefits through support of our tax advisers and lawyers. We would like to help others obtain the much needed help in this difficult time.

You can contact us at at any time or call us at 03-6822-5298 on weekdays from 10 AM to 5 PM.