Q: If it’s okay, I had a question regarding the tax office. When I first came to Korea in 2013, my hagwon boss told me not to worry about the taxes and that the employer usually takes care of it. But now I know 2017 was the first year I was registered. Is the tax office only interested in foreign taxes from 2016 to present or should I worry that I need to file for more back taxes?
I worked for E**K from 2015 to 2017 as well as a different afterschool company in 2014. 2010-early 2014 were at other hagwons.
I’m worried because I can’t afford that much in back taxes, but I want to be in good standing with the tax office/Korean government so I know I can continue to work and live here without any problems.