Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    Form 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
                     PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

          For the month of March 2004

                                  Kookmin Bank

                 (Translation of registrant's name into English)

             9-1, 2-Ga, Namdaemun-Ro, Jung-Gu, Seoul, Korea 100-703

                     (Address of principal executive office)

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                     Imposition of Additional Corporate Tax

On March 4, 2004, Kookmin Bank announced that the Seoul National Tax Service
imposed on Kookmin Bank approximately 130 billion Korean Won in additional
corporate taxes. The additional taxes were the result of the tax authority's
review of Kookmin Bank for the fiscal years from 1998 to 2002.

According to the decision of the tax authority, Kookmin Bank was imposed 82.6
billion Korean Won and 47.7 billion Korean Won of additional corporate taxes for
the fiscal years 1998 and 1999, respectively.

Kookmin Bank is required to pay the additional taxes for 1998 by March 31, 2004,
and the due date for the additional taxes for 1999 has yet to be determined by
the tax authority.

As previously disclosed on March 3, 2004, net losses of Kookmin Bank will
increase accordingly by 142 billion Won (including municipal tax) for the fiscal
year ended 2003 to approximately 753 billion Korean Won from the prior figure of
611 billion Won.

For further details of Kookmin Bank's financial information, please refer to
Kookmin Bank's audit report and financial statements for the fiscal year of
2003, which will be disclosed separately today.



     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                              Kookmin Bank

       Date: March 4, 2004                    By: /s/ Ki-Sup Shin

                                              Name:  Ki-Sup Shin
                                              Title: Executive Vice President &
                                                     Chief Financial Officer