Transfer Pricing (TP) in Korea

Transfer Pricing refers to the pricing of international transactions between two “associated” enterprises. Due to the special relationship between related parties, the transfer price may be different than the price that would have been agreed between unrelated parties. A price between unrelated parities is known as the “arm’s length” price. Under Korea’s transfer pricing rules, […]

2018 Korean Social Security Rates

Korean social security system consists of national pension, national health insurance, unemployment insurance and workplace injury insurance. Except for some special cases, it is mandatory to enroll for those social securities in Korea for the salaried employees. The social security contributions are subject to be withheld when salary income is paid. For 2018, Korean social […]

Business Income vs. Other Income

We receive so many questions on this. The relevant Korean Income Tax Law specifically describes the types of business and other income. Types of Business Income (Article 19, Income Tax Act) Income from agriculture, forestry and fishing businesses Income from mining and manufacturing businesses Income from electricity, gas, steam and water supply businesses Income from […]

Taxation on Foreign-source Income

Taxation on Foreign Source Income Should you report income generated overseas? Under South Korea’s Income Tax Act, individuals are categorized as either a resident or non-resident for tax purposes, depending on which the scope of taxable income and method of taxation differs. Residents are subject to income taxation for all income that have accrued in […]