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sparrosd
April 14th, 2016, 19:47
Is there any possible way of getting out of a contract with NHK? Stupidly opened door, paid, and signed. Very stupidly.

mothy
April 14th, 2016, 20:13
Just pay your tax, gaijin cheapskate freeloader.

Satori Shinobi
April 14th, 2016, 20:31
Don't own a TV?

sparrosd
April 14th, 2016, 20:31
Just pay your tax, gaijin cheapskate freeloader.

Thank you for taking the time to respond to my thread.

sparrosd
April 14th, 2016, 20:32
There is a TV within my apartment. I assumed the apartment would pay the tax. But, it seems that I was mistaken.

Jiggit
April 15th, 2016, 00:25
You own a TV. In this country, there is a tax on owning a TV. If you want to live in this country you should live by its laws. What else is there to say?

Ananasboat
April 15th, 2016, 07:25
I've never heard of apartments paying the TV tax for residents, but if that's something you think you've heard make sure to talk to your supervisor. They might be able to grab your housing contract for you to take a look at.

But yeah, TV taxes are a thing, and Japan doesn't need any more tax dodgers.

Zolrak 22
April 15th, 2016, 07:37
But yeah, TV taxes are a thing, and Japan doesn't need any more tax dodgers.

How bad is the tax?

Any worse than a Hulu or a Netflix subscription?

Ananasboat
April 15th, 2016, 07:42
Couldn't tell you. I don't have a TV.

mothy
April 15th, 2016, 09:58
How bad is the tax?

Any worse than a Hulu or a Netflix subscription?

If I did the research I suspect I'd find they're about the same. Believe if I paid NHK per month it'd end up about 1000 a month. Sounds about the same.
It's not a crippling amount.

acpc2203
April 15th, 2016, 10:02
How else would they make those soap opera tier "dramas" that are somehow more blatant in their message than after school specials.

mothy
April 15th, 2016, 10:08
Or their quality children's programming and news. Oh wait. That doesn't help the typical JET ALT narrative.

acpc2203
April 15th, 2016, 10:13
Who watches the news?

Jiggit
April 15th, 2016, 10:16
Adults?

acpc2203
April 15th, 2016, 10:17
What are those?

Frap
April 15th, 2016, 11:32
WATASHI NOT HAVE TEREBE!

acpc2203
April 15th, 2016, 12:07
I got one and I watch those crappy NHK dramas

GodInStrafeMode
April 15th, 2016, 14:33
Stupidly opened door, paid, and signed

Well then, I guess you've pretty much answered your own question then.

Ananasboat
April 18th, 2016, 08:28
Man, I really should get a TV.