How to incorporate Ippan shadan hojin ( 一般社団法人 = general incorporated association) in Japan
In this page, I will explain how to incorporate Ippan shadan hojin ( general incorporated association = いっぱんしゃだんほうじん ) in Japan.
In the case of Ippan shadan hojin (general incorporated association =GIA), you can stipulate like below.
” The object of this Ippan shadan hojin shall be to promote friendly relations and to enhance mutual understanding between Japan and Britain through cultural exchange between the two countries. “
However, if you establish Ippan shadan hojin and engage in non profit activity, your association can appeal your intention of non profit.
Moreover, if your association can satisfy some requirements, your association does not need to pay corporate tax and corporate inhabitant tax.
In this page, non profit activity means that your association does not divide surplus among members.
And this ” members ” corresponds with shareholders of stock company.
For example, if you want to rent DVD in Tsutaya shop, you need to become Kaiin of Tsutaya.
And when you become kaiin of Tsutaya, you can obtain right to rent DVD from Tsutaya.
And your right will be translated as ” membership “.
However, in the case of general incorporate association, Kaiin is a kind of incorporator, shareholder.
Your Ippan shadan hojin can sell merchandise and earn profit and pay salary to employee of association and directors.
So, at the time of incorporation, you need to prepare at least two members.
Process to incorporate Ippan shadan hojin ( General Incorporated Association )
Basically, process to incorporate Ippan shadan hojin ( general incorporated association ) is similar to that of stock company ( = kabushiki kaisha = 株式会社 ) or limited liability company ( = Godo kaisha = 合同会社).
1 Name of Ippan shadanef hojin
2 Address of Ippan shadan hojin
You can determine your apartment as address of your association.
3 Purpose of Ippan shadan hojin
4 Name and address of director ( You need to prepare at least 1 director. ) .
5 Matters related to membership
For example, distinguish of regular member or special member and membership fee.
6 Organization of your association.
7 Business year of organization
You need to determine matter to be indicated in articles of incorporation.
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