It has been revealed that foreign players from the Samsung Lions of the domestic professional baseball team ranked from 1st to 3rd on the list of professional baseball mercenaries for tax delinquency.

On the 15th, the National Tax Service announced a list of high-amount delinquents. According to ‘Chosun Biz’, which released this data, looking at the list of mercenaries who played in domestic professional leagues, foreign players from Samsung Lions ranked first to third in professional baseball.

The player who went home without paying the most was Tim Adelman. He returned to his hometown, the United States, without paying 597 million won. After playing for Samsung in 2018, he played for the Cincinnati Reds in the US Major League in 2021.

Ruff Dabin followed. He paid 493 million won. A former RBI kingpin in 2017, he played in the domestic league wearing a Samsung uniform for three years. After he goes back to the US he has to pretend he doesn’t know the taxes.

In third place was Lasaberto Bonilla, who returned to Dominica without paying 336 million won in taxes. He also took the mound as a pitcher for the Lions in 2018. Their unpaid taxes amount to about 1.5 billion won.

In addition, foreign players who ran away without paying more than 200 million won in taxes were Lotte Giants’ Burns (378 million won), NC Dinos’ Scruggs (377 million won), and Manship (326 million won).

It seems that more foreign players than this have returned to their hometowns with tax arrears, but the National Tax Service only disclosed more than 200 million won.

According to Chosun Biz, foreign players in professional sports are paid after deducting a 20% withholding tax from their contracted annual salary. Then, after reporting the global income tax in May of the following year, the unpaid tax is paid. 안전놀이터

However, the professional baseball season usually ends in October. If it’s late, it’s November. By this time, the players receive their salary, but if the contract is not renewed, they have to report the global income tax in May of the following year, but it is dark news after going back to their hometown in November.

The current domestic income tax rates are 24% from 46 million to 88 million won, 35% from 88 million to 150 million won, 38% from 150 million to 300 million won, 40% from 300 million to 500 million won, and 500 million to 1 billion won. up to 42%. A tax rate of 45% is imposed on those exceeding 1 billion won.

It is pointed out that the 20% withholding tax rate for mercenaries who receive high salaries is not enough. It is for this reason that there is a voice that the club that brought the mercenary must take responsibility and collect it.

However, the National Tax Service says that asking the club to do this is taking excessive responsibility because the tax is paid by the income earner.