Tax agency chief apologizes for past power abuse cases
SEJONG-- South Korea's tax agency chief on Wednesday apologized for the institution's alleged involvement in power abuse cases during the previous conservative administrations.
"I would like to offer an apology for such misconducts that broke public confidence," National Tax Service (NTS) Commissioner Han Sung-hee said in a conference in Seoul.
His comments came two days after a task force team announced a report that the NTS had overstepped its authority in conducting five investigations into local firms, including Taekwang Industrial Co. since 2008 under the previous conservative Lee Myung-bak and Park Geun-hye governments.
The report said the NTS had violated the principle of fairness and political neutrality.
The commissioner said sweeping reforms will be carried out based on the report to make the organization more transparent and fair.
Source: Yonhap News Agency