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Gov't discloses list of habitual tax delinquents

All Headlines 14:46 December 11, 2017

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean government on Monday disclosed a list of some 21,000 new citizens and corporate entities with unpaid taxes exceeding 200 million won (US$183,000) for one year or longer.

The National Tax Service said that it decided to reveal those on the list after they refused to specify their reasons for failing to pay their taxes even though they have been asked to do so for more than six months.

The list includes 5,027 individuals. Also included on the list are 6,376 companies that have not paid taxes. Their unpaid tax totals 11.47 trillion won, according to the office.

The government revealed a list of habitual tax delinquents for the first time in 2006. The list involves only those with delinquent taxes surpassing 200 million won.

When the number of tax delinquents from the first list is added to those in the second, the number tops 50,000, it added.

The tax agency said it has filed civil lawsuits against 306 entities so far this year while referring an additional 193 people to prosecutors.

This year the tax agency has collected 1.57 trillion won in taxes from tax delinquents.

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