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Seung Hwan JIN Tax Attorney/CPA

T.+82-2-3703-1267 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Seung Hwan JIN Tax Attorney/CPA
Seung Hwan JIN Tax Attorney/CPA

Seung Hwan JINTax Attorney/CPA

T.+82-2-3703-1267 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.shjin@kimchang.com

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Bio

Seung Hwan Jin is a tax attorney/CPA in general tax consulting, real estate & construction, IT, and tax audit and dispute resolution practices of Kim & Chang. He has had over 20 years of experience in advising domestic/foreign companies on a wide range of corporate and business tax issues, including corporate tax planning, tax exemption for foreign investment, and transaction taxes on M&A. One of his key areas of focus is developing strategy to minimize taxes in relation to cross-border M&A transactions. 

As a member of the firm's Real Estate & Construction Practice, Mr. Jin also specializes in providing clients with comprehensive tax advice on the acquisition, holding and disposition of real properties, formation of tax efficient investment vehicles (e.g., ABS SPC, REIT and REF) for the acquisition of real properties, and establishment and operation of Project Finance Vehicles (“PFV”) for developing large tracts of land eligible for special tax benefits. He also assists clients on matters related to corporate income tax, VAT, acquisition tax and withholding tax in relation to real property transactions. Additionally, Mr. Jin provides IT companies (hardware companies, software companies and open-market operators) with planning services for tax optimization as well as tax audit defense services in cases of tax audits and tax appeals. 

Prior to working at Kim & Chang, Mr. Jin worked at the Samil PwC and was involved in providing external audit, consulting and corporate income tax filing services. 

In addition to working at Kim & Chang, Mr. Jin was a lecturer at the National Tax Officials Training Institute for three years (2008-2010). Since 2017, he has been serving as an outside advisor of BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) Center, which is operated by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Korea Institute of Public Finance, and Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 

Mr. Jin received his B.A. in Business Administration from Seoul National University in 1994. He completed his master’s coursework at the Graduate School of Business Administration at Seoul National University in 1999, and received a master’s degree in professional accounting from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006. He is a certified public accountant and a certified tax accountant in Korea, and he also passed the AICPA exam. 

Profile

Experience

Outside Advisor, BEPS Center (2017-Present)

Lecturer, National Tax Officials Training Institute (2008-2010)

Kim & Chang (2000-Present)

Samil PwC (1993-2000)

Representative Mattersshow

  • Successfully defended numerous domestic and multinational IT clients and manufacturing companies on tax audits. 

  • Obtained favorable tax rulings for real property transactions and developments, and advised clients on real estate development projects in and out of the Seoul Metropolitan Area. 

  • Obtained favorable decisions on tax appeals involving significant amount of tax from the Tax Tribunal and the courts for IT clients. 

  • Participated in projects for in-kind contribution, horizontal split, vertical split and merger for foreign-invested manufacturing companies. 

  • Participated in many private equity deals (share deals and asset deals).

Education

    University of Texas at Austin (M.P.A., 2006)

    Graduate School of Business Administration, Seoul National University (Completed Coursework, 1999)

    Seoul National University (B.A., Business Administration, 1994)

Qualifications

    CPA, Korea, 1993; AICPA, Guam, 2000

Languages

Korean and English

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Seung Hwan JIN
Tax Attorney/CPA


T. +82-2-3703-1267      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Seung Hwan Jin is a tax attorney/CPA in general tax consulting, real estate & construction, IT, and tax audit and dispute resolution practices of Kim & Chang. He has had over 20 years of experience in advising domestic/foreign companies on a wide range of corporate and business tax issues, including corporate tax planning, tax exemption for foreign investment, and transaction taxes on M&A. One of his key areas of focus is developing strategy to minimize taxes in relation to cross-border M&A transactions. 

As a member of the firm's Real Estate & Construction Practice, Mr. Jin also specializes in providing clients with comprehensive tax advice on the acquisition, holding and disposition of real properties, formation of tax efficient investment vehicles (e.g., ABS SPC, REIT and REF) for the acquisition of real properties, and establishment and operation of Project Finance Vehicles (“PFV”) for developing large tracts of land eligible for special tax benefits. He also assists clients on matters related to corporate income tax, VAT, acquisition tax and withholding tax in relation to real property transactions. Additionally, Mr. Jin provides IT companies (hardware companies, software companies and open-market operators) with planning services for tax optimization as well as tax audit defense services in cases of tax audits and tax appeals. 

Prior to working at Kim & Chang, Mr. Jin worked at the Samil PwC and was involved in providing external audit, consulting and corporate income tax filing services. 

In addition to working at Kim & Chang, Mr. Jin was a lecturer at the National Tax Officials Training Institute for three years (2008-2010). Since 2017, he has been serving as an outside advisor of BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) Center, which is operated by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Korea Institute of Public Finance, and Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 

Mr. Jin received his B.A. in Business Administration from Seoul National University in 1994. He completed his master’s coursework at the Graduate School of Business Administration at Seoul National University in 1999, and received a master’s degree in professional accounting from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006. He is a certified public accountant and a certified tax accountant in Korea, and he also passed the AICPA exam. 






    Outside Advisor, BEPS Center (2017-Present)

    Lecturer, National Tax Officials Training Institute (2008-2010)

    Kim & Chang (2000-Present)

    Samil PwC (1993-2000)






  •   

    Successfully defended numerous domestic and multinational IT clients and manufacturing companies on tax audits. 

  •   

    Obtained favorable tax rulings for real property transactions and developments, and advised clients on real estate development projects in and out of the Seoul Metropolitan Area. 

  •   

    Obtained favorable decisions on tax appeals involving significant amount of tax from the Tax Tribunal and the courts for IT clients. 

  •   

    Participated in projects for in-kind contribution, horizontal split, vertical split and merger for foreign-invested manufacturing companies. 

  •   

    Participated in many private equity deals (share deals and asset deals).






Education

    University of Texas at Austin (M.P.A., 2006)

    Graduate School of Business Administration, Seoul National University (Completed Coursework, 1999)

    Seoul National University (B.A., Business Administration, 1994)


Qualifications

    CPA, Korea, 1993; AICPA, Guam, 2000


Languages
  •    Korean and English





Tax ,  Mergers & Acquisitions ,  Foreign Direct Investment ,  Tax Audit & Tax Dispute Resolution ,  Real Estate ,  M&A Tax