Title: Big Data against tax fraud - Seongnam, South Korea
Location: Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Categories: City experience

Hub Cities

Population: 1 | HDI: 0.898 | Annual budget: None | Expenditure per capita: None | Source of the socio-economic indicators: None

Date Published: Aug. 1, 2017, 10:12 p.m.


n order to increase the efficiency in tax management and its revenue collection, the city of Seongnam, in Korea, started using Big Data in 2015 to identify fraudulent tax payers. One year after the programme's implementation, the municipality's tax collected had already increased by 10,9%. 

About Seongnam

Seongnam sources of revenue and main expenditures

The challenge of lost tax revenue

Recovering revenue through data and streamlining

Results and outputs

Limitations and difficulties

Key elements of success