I have just received a notice from the National Tax Department that I have to pay tax in advance for next year. It is called [平成２４年分所得税の予定納税額の通知書]. It says that anyone who pays more than \150,000 per year in annual tax by tax returns filings [確定申告] will be hit by this notice.
I find that it is a bit ridiculous that I have to pay tax in advance. What happens if I just ignore it - until next year's tax reporting and pay whatever amount due by March 15?