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Issuing a corrected import tax invoice is restricted.

A corrected import tax invoice is issued in the following cases:

  • If an import declaration is made for imported goods and VAT is paid, the head of the customs office issues an import tax invoice to the importer.
  • Likewise, if the importer makes a revised report before the head of the customs office decides or rectifies the tax base or tax amount according to the Customs Act, a revised import tax invoice is issued.

In the following cases, however, the issuance of a corrected mport tax invoice is restricted:

  • Where the head of customs house determines or rectifies the tax base or the amount of tax, or the importer files a corrected declaration knowing in advance that the tax base or the amount of tax will be determined or rectified following customs investigation by a customs officials, in any of the following circumstances:
    1. 1 Where a notice of customs investigation or investigation into a customs offencse is issued
    2. 2 Where a customs officer commences an on-site inspection or inquiry to gather tax data or process civil petitions
    3. 3 Other acts similar to ① or ②
  • Note, however, that a corrected import tax invoice will be issued even in the case of “①, ②, and ③” above if it is a simple error or a minor mistake on the part of the importer or if the importer proves that such error is not attributable to himself/herself
For more information

Korea Customs Service, Audit Policy Division 042-481-7862