SEOUL, July 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The National Tax Service decided to offer special benefits to faithful taxpayers including Figure Queen Kim Yuna in their customs inspection allowing them to use designated inspection desks or inspection check points for flight attendants.
When they use the inspection desks reserved exclusively for flight attendants, they can reduce time in security check or immigration inspection, which makes it easy for them to fly away or walk out of the airport.
The tax agency selected the 702 beneficiaries in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice among candidates who applied for the service such as citation awardees from the tax service director, awardees of large taxpayer trophies and those who were recommended by local tax service directors. Their special benefits begin on July 1 for the next three years.
Among the selected was Yuna Kim. According to Forbes, she earned US$14 million last year and ranked 6th among the world women sports stars. The tax service recognized her faithful tax payment and granted the benefits. Other celebrities like Ha Ji-won, Song Seung-heon, Cho Jae-hyun, Han Hyo-joo, Lee Kyung-kyu, Kim Hyun-joong and so on were included in the list.
The National Tax Service will select some 700 beneficiaries of the service annually and endow them with the benefits. When reasons for disqualification are found among them like tax evasion, their privileges will be revoked.
They can use the service in all of the domestic airports including Incheon International Airport together with up to two companions. For outbound flights, they use the service at the exclusive gate for the flight attendants by showing the faithful taxpayer card issued by the tax service. For inbound flights, they just need to get immigration check through the route for faithful taxpayers.
The tax service plans to expand the service to help their business by offering easy customs inspection at the airports and to make them proud of their faithful tax payments together with the justice ministry.
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