From the Nikkei:

  • Japan is planning to increase tax breaks for companies that spend more on research and development projects
  • Part of a fiscal 2015 taxation reform proposal
  • Tokyo plans to scale back one scheme and give preferential treatment to companies that increase spending
  • The change aims to encourage companies to ramp up their capital spending and secure finance for lowering the effective corporate tax rate, a key reform the government is expected to implement in fiscal 2015
  • Overall tax deductions related to R&D spending are expected to be cut back.

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