life in korea

Regular Inhabitant Tax

For close to 9 years now, we had been annually paying ourĀ Regular Inhabitant Tax here in Seoul, particularly in Dohwa-dong, the dong where we reside.

It’s the time of the year again to pay our obligation. I got the reminder from our mailbox last week:


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I used to pay at the post office near our apartment but this time I found time to go over the document and realized I could actually pay at convenience stores. How’s that for convenience? And convenience stores are everywhere in Seoul. There’s CU, GS25, 711, Buy the Way and Ministop in every corner.

For all the convenience, the many free programs, and free infrastructures, we only pay for this:


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Not bad, eh? Not bad.


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