Taeyang has been awarded a plaque of appreciation by the local government of Gyeonggi-Yangju for being a model taxpayer thus promoting the local tax system.
According to the news article, Taeyang was born in Yangju, a city in Gyeonggi. It also mentions that Taeyang’s father used to work for the Yangju City local government and his father’s brother also works in Yangju City as a team leader in the department for Urban Development.
Taeyang was part of a group of 17 individuals selected by a public screening committee from various fields for their various contributions to the province in the areas of social and economic welfare, public health, the environment, sports, media and educational development and the like. At 24, Taeyang was the youngest honoree in the group.