South Korea has announced it will offer tax refunds to tourists who undertake cosmetic surgery in the country.
The country’s 2015 tax code revision outlines a plan for any foreign national who gets plastic surgery in South Korea will be able to collect a refund on VAT. Refunds will commence from April 2016, and eligible visitors will be able to collect their refund upon production of a receipt from a medical clinic upon departure from the country. South Korea has introduced a number of tourism discounts and tax breaks in recent weeks in a bid to revitalise its slowing tourism industry in the wake of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in June. Read more: koreaherald.com