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South Korean Authorities Turn the Heat on Terra, Do Kwon Faces $78 Million Fine For Tax Evasion

Since the Terra ecosystem crash, the challenges faced by Do Kwon and his Terraform Labs have been coming in thick and fast. The project and its founder have now been charged with tax evasion. 

Terra to Pay $78 Million in Taxes

Just days after the legal team of Terraform Labs jumped ship, Do Kwon was reportedly ordered by South Korea’s National Tax Service to pay 100 billion won (approximately $78 million) in taxes. 

According to South Korean news agency Naver, the tax authorities of South Korea found Terra’s parent companies, The Ancore Company and Terraform Labs, guilty of evading corporate and income tax. 

Terraform Labs Evaded Taxes Using Singapore as Cover

According to the report released by authorities, Terraform Labs had sent LUNA from its Singapore-established entity to the Luna Financial Guard (LFG). 

South Korea’s National Tax Service concluded that the movement of funds to LFG was done in order to evade taxes. 

Although LFG and Terraform Labs were established in Singapore, South Korean tax authorities ruled that their “place of actual management” subjects them to pay taxes in the country. 

On the Flipside

Why You Should Care

The tax evasion charges filed against Terra only add more pressure on a project already under intense duress from its ecosystem collapse.

This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed to be financial legal or tax advice. Trading Forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs poses a considerable risk of loss

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