Tax Exemption for
All Other Countries (except Canada and Ireland)
English Speaking Teachers are not required to pay income tax for the first two
years of working in Korea according to "Double Taxation Exemption
Agreement". Teachers must provide a statement called "Residency
Certificate" but unfortunately Canadian and Irish can't apply for this
income tax exemption.
is an agreement to prevent being double taxed for the first two years of their
residency in Korea. A person certified as a resident of Australia, England,
U.S, South Africa, New Zealand, can request the tax authorities of one’s
country of residence to reduce the withholding tax or to exempt one from paying
tax in these countries or in Korea.
of Australia, England, U.S, South Africa, New Zealand, who came to Korea to
teach English at a public school in Korea AND who would like to apply for it.
of Canada, Ireland and those who resided in Korea for more than two years are
supplying a tax relief form or a certificate of residency or status issued from
the tax service in the country of their residence.
tax payer in South Africa can submit any of the documents s/he received from
South Africa Revenue Service(SARS) ; a non-tax payer can register at SARS
website: (http://www.sars.gov.za) and obtain a tax number. Those whose have
been employed outside South Africa for more than 183 days, they are not liable
for income tax in South Africa. For more information please visit the SARS