November 05, 2014 11:34
Korea's low birthrate and its aging society are putting pressure on the country's national budget. These factors could make a tax hike a necessity.
According to a report by the National Assembly Budget Office, if taxes are not increased the national debt will amount to US$13.5 trillion by the year 2060. That's nearly 1.7 times larger than the country's expected GDP in that year, meaning the average Korean would be in about $300,000 of debt.
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