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September 30th, 2012, 01:36
i remember last year there was a lot of confusion since they were going to change the salary structure. now that it's been in effect for a while, can we get a break down of the actual take home now?

September 30th, 2012, 09:21
Why don't you just, you know, look at the official website? That's what it's there for.

September 30th, 2012, 10:36
The JET Programme--Official Homepage of The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (http://www.jetprogramme.org/e/faq/faq10rem.html#10.2)

Salary details there. The confusion was the before / after tax stuff, which is now settled: the new salary is before tax.

October 1st, 2012, 04:19
right so how much is the income and resident taxes and therefore what roughly will be the take home?

October 2nd, 2012, 00:13
Income Tax for me in August was only about 8,000 yen/ month. Haven't had to pay residency tax yet because I wasn't living here at the start of the year or something.

So you're looking at about ~30,000 less/ month than pre-2012 applicants.

Still easily enough to live on as a single person. It's a bit tighter for couples on a single JET income now, though.