In line with the increase in the consumption tax, which goes up from 5% to 8% on April 1, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation is planning to hike expressway tolls.
Instead of using the same tax calculation methods used for goods and services, the ministry will round the current toll charge of 50 yen to the nearest increment of 10, Fuji TV reported.
The difference for drivers will be slight, and it could even be in their favor. For example, a particular toll station might charge 500 yen. With the regular 3% calculation, the total would be 514, but with the altered rounding system, the total for the driver would decrease to 510 yen.© Japan Today