Lee Seo Jin And IU Appointed Honorary Ambassadors Of The National Tax Service
Previously on the 54th Taxpayer Day in March, the two stars received the presidential commendation for their exemplary tax payments and large social contributions. Each year, two honorary ambassadors for the National Tax Service are chosen among the celebrities recognized for their exemplary tax-paying.
On June 24, IU and Lee Seo Jin were selected to be honorary ambassadors of the National Tax Service. The benefits to their position include postponement of tax investigations during a 3-year-long grace period and exclusive access to immigration checkpoints in airports.
The National Tax Service commented, “Not only do IU and Lee Seo Jin diligently pay their taxes, but they also actively participate in philanthropic contributions to society. We appointed them honorary ambassadors because they are fitting for the National Tax Service, which does its best to ensure honest tax payment and to support early recovery from COVID-19 through tax support.”
As honorary ambassadors, IU and Lee Seo Jin will participate in various activities to promote dutiful tax-paying and the National Tax Service’s efforts to administer trustworthy tax administration practices.
Lee Seo Jin said, “I think that paying taxes dutifully is the smallest donation we can make for everyone’s sake. I will do my best as the National Tax Service’s honorary ambassador who promotes the importance of dutiful tax payments.”
IU said, “I have reevaluated my thoughts on dutiful tax payments, and I will earnestly be active as the National Tax Service’s 2020 honorary ambassador, devoted to faithful tax payments that support the country and its citizens.”
Kim Hyun Joon, the director of the National Tax Service, stated at the appointment ceremony in the Seoul Regional Tax Office, “If IU and Lee Seo Jin, who give hope to the nation’s people through their music and acting, work to promote dutiful tax-paying, they will have a positive influence on youth’s perception of tax payment.”