Lim Chang-yong, a former player for the Chicago Cubs, was among 6,965 people and companies named and shamed by the National Tax Service (NTS) for owing the government a large sum and being a repeat tax offender.
The National Tax Service on Monday said it is currently investigating 812 wealthy people suspected of being repeated tax offenders. Not only will they actively track down offenders, but also look into the financial status of relatives.
The nominee to head the National Tax Service (NTS) stressed that he would focus on cracking down on illegal real estate activity and look into any tax dodging involving pastor Jun Kwang-hoon, whose church is at the center of the Covid-19 resurgence.
President Moon Jae-in has nominated Kim Dae-ji, vice commissioner of the National Tax Service (NTS), to head the organization.
Two dozen people are being investigated for using company funds to buy cars and properties for personal use. One person used business accounts to purchase six cars for 1.6 billion won ($1.3 million). That’s 260 million won on average per vehicle.