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S. Korea's tax agency adopts mobile tax payment system

All News 11:30 January 18, 2017

SEJONG, Jan. 18 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's tax agency said Wednesday it will allow people to pay taxes through smartphones starting this month in a bid to increase convenience for taxpayers.

The National Tax Service (NTS) said the payment of value added taxes declared in January will be available through the agency's mobile tax payment service, which was opened in November last year.

It will work on expanding the mobile service to Kakao Pay, the mobile payment platform run by Kakao Corp., the country's largest mobile messenger operator that has more than 13 million users.

People will also be able to pay taxes through automated teller machines across the nation, while reporting income taxes will be accessible through the NTS' online fast-track service at once.

The tax agency said it will reduce the number of this year's on-site tax investigations to 17,000 cases in order to help businesses do business and intensify a crackdown on tax evasions.

The headquarters of the National Tax Service in Sejong (Yonhap file photo)

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