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TV Electronic Government Service

Posted May. 08, 2005 17:05,   


In the near future, it will be possible to pay taxes and confirm civil affair documents, including a certified copy of residence for individuals and families, through a TV in one’s home.

The Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs (MOGAHA) and Gangnam-gu in Seoul held a preview of this TV Electronic Government Service at a dependency of the Central Government Building in Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, on May 6, and decided to proceed with an exhibition operation in Gangnam-gu, Seoul starting in August.

The TV Electronic Government Service allows senior citizens or young adults who are not competent at using computers to directly pay their taxes or confirm civil affairs documents by simply handling TV remote controls according to menus that will appear on the TV.

In addition to certified copy of residence permits, contents of exhibition services including 10 civil affairs documents such as certificates of cadastre, certificates of land register, medical checkup certificates, a total number of 55 tax payments, including automobile tax, property tax, acquisition tax, as well as news delivery of the government (including local government) will be available through this service.

If one would like to enjoy this service, one should install a set-top box (monthly rent: 5,000 won) and a printer .

The MOGAHA will extend the operation of this service nationwide via local governments in stages beginning next year by addressing trouble points through its exhibition operation in Gangnam-gu.

Jong-Dae Ha orionha@donga.com