北海道税理士会

Hokkaido Certified Public Tax Accountants’ Association (HCPTAA)

HCPTAA is a special corporation based on the Certified Public Tax Accountant Act.
Our objective is, based on the mission and duties of Certified Public Tax Accountants (CPTA), to undertake guidance, notification and supervision for the branches and members, aiming to contribute to the fulfillment of their obligation and improvement and progress in their activities.
In the public area, we conduct research and studies on tax administration, taxes and CPTA systems in order to deliver recommendations to the government and public offices which have authority, or to respond and explain to their inquiry. In addition, we assist to small business taxpayers.

Message from the president of HCPTAA


President of HCPTAA
Kazuyoshi Kanesaka

The mission of CPTA (Zeirishi, in Japanese), as experts in matters of taxation, shall be to strive from an independent and fair standpoint, to ensure the fulfillment of the tax liabilities.
In order to deal with various tax matters between the government and taxpayers, we are making continuous effort with discipline and intention to respond to the public’s expectation. We especially support the small and medium-sized enterprises in various ways by providing effective advice for them. For example, we advise them not only about taxation matters but also management of businesses, and also involved in the management team of companies as “Kaikei-Sanyo” s (Accounting Advisors), and so on.
With our professional back ground, we intend to increase social contribution by becoming members of an audit committee and/or external auditors at local governments, members of arbitration in the family courts, members of civil conciliation, or adult guardians and so on. Furthermore, we conduct activities for contributions through local societies which support tax filing for tax-payers through taxation assistance, and those having tax education classes at local schools and societies.
We are very happy if you utilize us as a close partner in the area of business development, personal assets management and/or any other issues in the daily activities.

History

August 1942Hokkaido Tax Practitioners’ Association (HTPA) was founded.
December 1951HTPA was replaced by Hokkaido Certified Public Tax Accountants’ Association (HCPTAA) by Certified Public Tax Accountant Act.
October 1956HCPTAA was transformed to the special corporation based on the amended Certified Public Tax Accountant Act.
July 1960HCPTAA first published its magazine “HCPTAA Bulletin”.
July 1970The HCPTAA Hall was built in Chuo-ku, Sapporo.
September 1979The number of CPTA members exceeded 1,000.
October 1992HCPTAA had the 50th Anniversary’s Ceremony of the CPTA system.
August 1995The number of CPTA members exceeded 2,000.
May 2001The amendment CPTA Act was passed and partially changed. (Passed on April 1st in 2002)
February 2007The new HCPTAA Hall was opened.
December 2008HCPTAA founded the Tax Support Center.
July 2013HCPTAA opened the Adult Guardian Support Center.
March 2014The amendment Income Tax Law (including CPTA Act) was passed. (Passed on April 1st in 2014.)
May 2014HCPTAA had 1,896 CPTA members and 187 incorporated members.
March 2017HCPTAA had 1,845 CPTA members and 225 incorporated members.

Vice Presidents

NameResponsibilitiesNameResponsibilities
Seietsu Hirata
Seietsu Hirata
・General Affairs
・Training and Education
Yoshihisa Shiba
Yoshihisa Shiba
・Financial Affairss
・Public Interest Activities
Keiichi Suzuki
Keiichi Suzuki
・Public Relations
・Taxation Assistances
・International affair
Shingo Kaneta
Shingo Kaneta
・Professional Services
・Assistance for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
・Deliberation Office for Individual Cases
Takaaki Shinooka
Takaaki Shinooka
・Discipline
・Registration
・Mediation of Disputes
Yoshikazu Ogita
Yoshikazu Ogita
・Research
・Information Systems
Masanori Goto
Masanori Goto
CPTA System Education for Taxpayers

Senior Managing Director

NameResponsibilities
Kazunori Takayama
Kazunori Takayama
General office matters

Organization Chart

HCPTAA’s Head Office

3F, The HCPTAA Hall
2-28 Kita 3 Jo Nishi 20 Chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-8639
Phone: 011-621-7101(Outside of Japan +81)
※Only Available in Japanese