More than 2,000 high-payers who have hidden their assets with virtual assets such as bitcoin have been caught by the National Tax Service. A case was discovered that abused the fact that virtual assets such as cryptocurrency are not included in the evaluation of personal assets held by the National Tax Service. However, this is the first time that the National Tax Service has implemented virtual asset tracking and compulsory collection.
On the 15th, the National Tax Service announced that it had collected a total of 36.6 billion won in cash or secured bonds for 2,416 high-payers who concealed their assets as virtual assets.
Mr. Kim, a professional business operator who runs a △△ hospital in Gangnam, Seoul, and has a luxurious life such as living in a luxury apartment, did not pay taxes properly, so he did not pay 2.7 billion won in arrears, but did not pay 3.9 billion won in income, such as bitcoin. After concealing it as a virtual asset of the company, it was finally caught.
Lee Mo, a delinquent person, was caught while concealing with cryptocurrency without paying 1.2 billion won in capital gains tax that occurred after transferring real estate located in Gyeonggi-do for 4.8 billion won.
In this way, 222 of the high delinquents caught this time are conducting a follow-up investigation as additional charges such as concealing property and concealing the transfer of real estate have been confirmed. As the price of virtual assets such as bitcoin has recently skyrocketed, such cases are expected to increase even further in the future.
Compulsory collection by the National Tax Service is carried out by collecting and analyzing the status of virtual assets of arrears from virtual asset exchanges, then seizing or forcibly selling bitcoins to collect taxes. The National Tax Service announced that it will continue to respond quickly to new methods of concealment, such as the act of concealing assets using virtual assets such as cryptocurrency.