KT foreign hitter Jared Hoying is living a difficult life in Korea after his salary was confiscated.

However, for the team ahead of the Korean series, they are not even expressing themselves.

As a result of SBS coverage, Hoying started having his salary seized when he arrived in Korea at the end of July.

The subject of the seizure is the Daejeon Tax Office.

Daejeon Tax Office sent a tax notice to Hoying in the United States last January.

Since Hoying stayed in Daejeon for more than 183 days, the domestic residence requirement from 2018 to 2019 during the Hanwha era, it was determined that he was subject to global income taxation the following year.

At that time, Hoying signed an annual salary contract of about 1 billion won in 2018 and 1.1 billion won in 2019 with the Hanwha Club.

In accordance with the relevant tax laws, the withholding tax rate of 20% was applied, and the amount corresponding to this was deducted and the annual salary was received.

Hoying returned to the United States immediately after the 2018-2019 season. And I paid the remaining taxes to the state tax office where I live. In the United States, you must file your global income tax return by April of the following year. As he has his own house in the United States and has to live in the KBO after living in the KBO, Hoying reported his income to the US tax office and paid taxes (Tax on his annual salary received from Hanwha in 2020, at that time, Hoying retired in June You are not obligated to pay the domestic tax office because you do not meet the domestic residency requirements).

The Daejeon Tax Office has not made any contact with Hoing about the tax notice until now. As a result of checking with the Hanwha club, no tax notices have been received from the club's office and Hoying's residence in Daejeon. Then, in January of this year, the Daejeon Tax Office decided that Ho Ying was eligible to pay global income tax and sent a belated notice. After receiving the tax notice, Hoying prepared the relevant documents with a tax accountant hired in the United States. However, due to COVID-19, administrative work was delayed, and the appeal period of about 3 months was exceeded. The Daejeon Tax Office then classified Ho Ying as a tax delinquent.

While resolving the tax arrears, Hoying received an offer from KT. Hoying, who missed the KBO league, chose to return to Korea, but his tax arrears prevented him from getting a work visa. Urgent KT requested Hoing to deposit a certain amount of money, and Hoing also accepted this and entered Korea with difficulty at the end of July. When the Daejeon Tax Office found out that Hoing had entered Korea, it began to seize Hoing's salary.

The tax collected by the Daejeon Tax Office is about 550 million won, and all of the 400,000 dollars (470 million won) contracted with KT may be seized.

Hoying, who played in the KBO League without a penny, filed a complaint through a domestic tax accountant.

He submitted the details of paying taxes to the U.S. tax office and repaying loans to the U.S. house and appealed to release the seizure of wages as the U.S. is a permanent residence.

However, the grievance committee of the Daejeon Tax Office took a



'not quoting'

for Hoing's complaint


The reason was that the application period for appeal was exceeded (Chad Bell, a colleague of Hanwha, also received a tax notice from the Daejeon Tax Office with the same content, and Chad Bell received a cancellation notice of taxation while submitting documents during the appeal period).

With his salary forfeited, Hoying has been living literally penniless for over three months.

It's a difficult situation, but he doesn't even express his feelings to the club officials and the players.

This is because we do not want to spoil the team atmosphere as it is an important moment for the team to win their first regular league championship and further win the Korean Series.

A KT official said, "Hoying is living in Korea really hard. I want to help, but I don't know how to do it, so it's a pity. Still, I'm grateful for running hard."

Regarding the hoing, the Daejeon Tax Office said, "According to Article 26-2 of the Framework Act on National Taxes, the period during which the national tax can be levied is stipulated as five years, and the notice has been made according to the relevant regulations." It is judged that it is not subject to comparison. We ask for your understanding that we have not been able to inform you of other details related to personal information, etc."

He added, "I hope that you will pay the tax arrears at the Daejeon Tax Office and receive a refund for the tax paid to the United States in 2019-2020."

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