amount of income that YouTubers reported to the National Tax Service was disclosed for the first time.
It was found that the top 1% of about 30 people earned an average of 700 million won a year. The National Tax Service is monitoring the industry as a whole to see if the tax was paid well.
This is reporter Jo Sung-hyun.
YouTubers boasting millions of subscribers with materials related to food, beauty, and children.
Depending on the number of views, it is known that not only advertising revenue received from Google, but also sponsored advertising revenue is earned, but the exact amount of income has never been disclosed.
After the IRS classified media content creation as a new industry code in September 2019, the contents of the first income declarations of YouTubers who reported with this code became known.
It was confirmed that 2,776 people reported to YouTube, etc., and their income was 87.5 billion won, making an average of 31.5 million won per person per year.
The top 1%, 27, earned nearly 700 million won a year, while the bottom 50% earned only 1 million won per person, widening the gap.
You can now get information on YouTubers' income, but there are still taxation blind spots.
As foreign companies directly receive advertising fees, tax evasion is being detected, such as bypassing profits through overseas accounts that are difficult to track or distributing profits to borrowed accounts.
[Hong Ki-seon/Tax Accountant: Even if the remittance is received from abroad (less than a certain amount), the National Tax Service cannot be notified, so that part is in a taxable blind spot.]
Since last year, the National Tax Service has been conducting detailed analysis of foreign exchange transaction data when transacting foreign exchange with more than 1,000 dollars and 1 million won in Korean money from last year, and is also planning to monitor tax evasion through overseas accounts by exchanging financial information between countries.