ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jan 2010

In January 2010, the government of Republic of Korea announced changed incentives for foreign investors entering the country.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 01 Jan 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

FDI: Financial incentive

 During 2009, according to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Korea enacted the following changes to its tax laws that may be of relevance to foreign commercial interests:
1. Expanded the definition of non-taxable labour income to include income earned abroad by "assistant workers in construction workers." No such exemption appears to have been offered to construction sites employed in Korea.
2. Relaxed eligibility rules for tax credits for Korean firms for the taxes that their subsidiaries pay abroad. 

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AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
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