South Korea’s Nationwide Tax Service is cracking down on people, together with YouTubers, influencers, and webtoon artists, who haven’t paid their taxes correctly. Amongst these people, prime celebrities aren’t any exemption.
Amidst the varied tax audits carried out by the South Korean Nationwide Tax Service, it has been found that prime celebrities reminiscent of Kim Tae Hee, Kwon Sang Woo, Lee Byung Hun, Lee Min Ho, and extra haven’t paid their taxes absolutely and needed to pay further taxes.
In response, many of those celebrities have acknowledged that that they had made a mistake on their tax reviews.
Kwon Sang Woo acknowledged by means of his company Su Firm and addressed rumors of tax evasion by the actor, stating, “It is not tax omission or evasion. Fee and refund occurred on the identical time, so it was a report of correction.”
Kim Tae Hee additionally clarified by means of her company, saying, “Revenues have been reported diligently by each Kim Tae Hee’s administration and her former company, and all due tax funds have been made; nonetheless, her former company handled the revenues from Kim Tae Hee’s [advertisement] offers as Kim Tae Hee’s sole income. On account of this inside battle, there was a delay within the reporting of those earnings.”
In the identical manner, many celebrities have been made to pay further taxes after being audited. Whereas these celebrities have defined that these unpaid taxes have been as a consequence of an trustworthy mistake, many Korean netizens aren’t shopping for the justifications and commented, “They’re solely saying it is a mistake as a result of they have been caught. In the event that they have been by no means found to haven’t paid sufficient taxes, they in all probability would have simply stored the cash,” “They need to crack down on these companies and celebrities who make a lot cash reasonably than cracking down on unusual residents who wrestle to outlive,” “They should not solely crack down on these celebrities however they should crack down on the wealthy individuals who evade taxes too,” and “These celebrities earn cash and generate income off the individuals’s love, they need to at the very least be trustworthy with their tax reviews.”