The Agreement on Social Security (hereinafter) between India and Japan will enter into force on 1 October 2016. Accordingly, it is time for employers who have assigned employees between India and Japan to take steps to claim applicable benefits under the SSA. In general, the existence of an existing SSA can help improve trade and economic activities between Japan and India. This Flash Alert GMS briefly refers to the Social Security Agreement between India and Japan, signed on 16 November 2012, which entered into force on 1 October 2016. SSA between India and Japan has taken almost 4 years to enter into force since it was signed in November 2012. The entry into force of this SSA is a welcome step, as this SSA will have a significant impact on employers who have workers between India and Japan. The Social Security Agreement between India and Japan, signed on 16 November 2012, entered into force on 1 October 2016. The Indian Ministry of External Affairs issued a press release1 in which it stated that the Social Security Agreement (SA) would enter into force from 1 October 2016.2 Benefits acquired by zessiona internationale under their respective social security schemes can be paid on a lump sum basis. Japanese and Indian employers sending workers to work in the other country should consult their qualified tax, social security or global mobility professionals to find out: 2 Article 28 of the SSA states that the agreement enters into force on the first day of the fourth month following the date of receipt of the last notification. On 20 July 27, 2016, the two governments exchanged obligations in accordance with Article 28 and notified the completion of the constitutional and legal procedures necessary for the entry into force of the agreement. Sharp Insight rich, in-depth stories from more than 20 sectors. In addition, this SSA promotes the principle of reciprocity with regard to the benefits incurred by workers posted to the other country by their employers. This should help workers who are trying to decide whether they agree to travel to Japan or India to make a positive decision in favour of posting, knowing that the social security contributions they pay in the country where they work are added to the contribution period in their home country in order to determine entitlement to benefits.
1 See the website of the Ministry of External Affairs Media Center, India-Japan Social Security Agreement. The main objective of the SSA is to ensure that workers employed from one country to another at the international level do not pay double taxes on social security. This can help reduce the cost of international operations from Japan to India and from India to Japan. These workers can now remain insured during working hours in the social security of their country of origin and apply for an exemption from the social security of the host country. This article is endorsed by “India`s Social Security Agreement with Japan will enter into force from 1 October 2016”, in TaxNewsFlash (21 July 2015), a publication of member company KPMG International in India. . . .