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Standard VAT Rate: 10%

VAT Registration

Neither a non-resident business entity nor a non-resident individual without permanent establishment in Korea is obliged to register for VAT purposes.

VAT Returns

There are two return periods each year, i.e. 1 January to 30 June, and 1 July to 31 December. However, preliminary VAT returns are required for the periods 1 January to 31 March, and 1 July to 30 September.

The VAT return should be filed within 25 days (50 days in the case of a foreign company's Korean branch) after the end of each calendar quarter.

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