The Korean Foreign Investment Promotion Act (hereinafter as “FIPA”) is intended to support foreign investment in Korea by providing investment incentives to investors in the Korea market. The Korean National Assembly amended the FIPA this year. Key-facts about the Korean FIPA The Korean FIPA shall “…promote foreign investment in Korea by providing necessary support and benefit and to contribute to the sound development of the nation’s economy.” (FIPA Art. 1). FIPA may benefit foreign investors, including, individual investors, companies establishedContinue reading
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Korean Tax Law Amendment Press Release by Korean Government
The following is a Press Release by the Korean Government on recent Korean Tax Law enforcement decrees. We shall update the reader when more is known. The following press release was not proofread or translated by this firm. The Press Release was published by the Ministry of Strategy & Finance in the English language and copied, in its entirety, below. Decree Focuses on Boosting Investment and Broadening Tax Base The government announced a revision to a total of 17 taxContinue reading
Korean Tax Risk of Foreign Corporation Deemed “Actual Business Management Locale” within Korea: Korea Tax Law Basics
Foreign corporations, doing business in Korea, may be deemed local corporations subject to taxation on worldwide income if the foreign-incorporated company is deemed a Korean “domestic corporation” for Korean tax purposes. This liaison-office Korean Tax Risk can, thus, lead to taxes on worldwide income, a tax audit and even criminal sanctions against those operating in Korea. We have dealt with matters were employees, even, received exit bans. Thus, in most cases the establishment of a local Korean corporation is essentialContinue reading
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