The Korean government revealed that rapper Dok2 owes ₩300 million KRW (about $232,000 USD) in backed taxes and has been delinquent for over a year.
On December 15, Korea’s National Tax Service released a list of 6940 frequent tax delinquents who owed more than ₩200 million KRW (about $154,000 USD) in taxes for over a year on their homepage.
The list named Dok2 and stated that the rapper owes ₩300 million KRW (about $232,000 USD) in backed taxes and that he had owed the amount for over a year.
Also mentioned in a news report was well-known actor Jang Geun Suk‘s mother, Jun Hae Kyung.
According to a news report, the actor’s mother owes ₩1.86 billion KRW (about $1.43 million USD) in backed taxes. The actor’s mother previously evaded paying taxes by transferring money earned through her entertainment agency Tree-J Company to offshore accounts. Jun Hae Kyung was previously found guilty of evading taxes and was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months, suspended for 4 years, and was fined ₩3.00 billion KRW (about $2.32 million USD).
Dok2 is one of Korea’s most recognizable rappers and is often credited for ushering in a new, much more lucrative era of Korean hip-hop. Considered one of the greatest Korean rappers of all time, Dok2 is also known for his extravagant lifestyle and is thought to be one of the first Korean rappers to have made a large amount of money from their music.