Kim Dae-ji nominated to head National Tax Service
President Moon Jae-in has nominated Kim Dae-ji, vice commissioner of the National Tax Service (NTS), to head the organization.
Once formally appointed by a parliamentary hearing, Kim will replace Kim Hyun-jun as head of the NTS.
The 53-year-old started his career in public service in 1993 and has served in key NTS posts related to real estate transactions and tax collection. He also worked as a tax investigations chief for the NTS Seoul office and commissioner of the Busan regional tax office from 2018 to 2019.
During his career in Busan, Kim is credited as successfully having cracked down on tax evasion, including illegal practices from conglomerate owners, use of fake accounts and exploitation of inheritance law.
“I feel a great responsibility to be nominated with the task to increase tax revenue and support economic growth in this important time when the country is fighting hard against the coronavirus pandemic,” Kim said in an official statement.
The president also nominated Yoon Jong-in, vice interior and safety minister, for chairman of the Personal Information Protection Commission.
BY KANG JAE-EUN [email@example.com]