Digital Transformation of Tax Administration in the Republic of Korea: Lessons from Experience and Ways Forward
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This governance brief details the digitalization of the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) tax administration, assesses how its strategy can bolster tax revenues, and explores how developing countries can replicate its strategy to roll-out e-taxation models.
Analyzing how big data, robotics, and artificial intelligence are redrawing the e-taxation landscape, the brief shows how the ROK has modernized its system, made domestic resource mobilization more efficient, and reduced tax evasion. It explains how digitalization has helped cut administration and compliance costs, uncover previously hidden sources of tax revenue, and won the support of users.