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Overseas Direct Purchases of Tax-exempt Nicotine Solutions Skyrocketed Last Year

Overseas Direct Purchases of Tax-exempt Nicotine Solutions Skyrocketed Last Year

SEJONG, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s customs agency said Thursday that tax-exempt nicotine solutions accounted for the largest share of last year’s overseas direct purchases of nicotine solutions. The number of overseas direct purchase cases for nicotine solution extracted from tobacco roots or stems and synthetic nicotine solution, both of which are exempt [...]

Company Funds Used to Purchase High-end Cars with Tax Deductions

Company Funds Used to Purchase High-end Cars with Tax Deductions

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Automobiles worth more than 100 million won (US$84,745) are registered under corporate names more than private individuals, recent data has revealed. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport reported that 51 percent of high-end cars that cost between 100-400 million won were registered as corporate assets as of May, [...]

Seoul to Implement Convention on MNCs’ Tax Avoidance in Sept.

Seoul to Implement Convention on MNCs’ Tax Avoidance in Sept.

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A multilateral convention will take effect in South Korea in September to keep multinational corporations (MNCs) from capitalizing on loopholes for tax avoidance, officials said Thursday. Seoul deposited its instrument of ratification for the convention in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) the previous day in the [...]

S. Korea Considering Imposing 20 pct Tax on Cryptocurrencies

S. Korea Considering Imposing 20 pct Tax on Cryptocurrencies

SEJONG, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s finance ministry has been considering imposing a 20 percent tax on income from cryptocurrency transactions, officials said Monday. The Ministry of Economy and Finance has recently ordered its office of income tax to review a taxation plan for cryptocurrencies, according to officials. Previously, the ministry’s office of [...]

S. Korean Government Takes Aim at Google

S. Korean Government Takes Aim at Google

SEOUL, Nov. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has accused global tech giant Google Inc. of tax evasion and taking advantage of local game companies. The National Tax Service (NTS) said Wednesday that it will conduct a tax probe into suspected tax evasion and aggressive tax evasion offshore. In particular, for the first time, multinational [...]