South Korea's tax revenue steadily increased in the first nine months of this year.
The Finance Ministry says the government collected more than one-hundred-85 billion U.S. dollars in taxes in the January-to-September period, up 16 billion from the same period last year.
That's more than 82 percent of this year's tax revenue target.
The consolidated government budget balance, which takes tax expenditure out of the revenue, posted a surplus of eleven.four billion dollars.
Corporate tax income also rose more than six billion dollars on-year, recording 48.3 billion dollars over the nine-month period.