‘Is the green fee going up again’… Golf course public-non-member crossroads

While the golf course industry is engaged in a ‘fight of notice’ over the property tax rate of non-member golf courses, which is higher than before, the government announced its intention to minimize the side effects of the policy. It is interpreted as an attempt to dispel public concerns that individual golf courses can raise green fees as much as the increased tax.

Choi Bo-geun, director of the Sports Bureau of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, attended a seminar held at the National Assembly Members’ Hall in Yeouido on the 10th and said, “The property tax rate of non-member golf courses according to the new golf course classification system will be 60-70% of the membership golf course.” said it would The specific property tax rate to which non-member golf courses are applied according to the changed classification system has not yet been determined.

In May of last year, the government announced a new golf course classification system through an amendment to the ‘Act on the Installation and Use of Sports Facilities’ (hereinafter referred to as the Chesi Act). The existing dichotomy system, which was divided into membership and non-membership, has been changed to a three-class classification system: membership, non-membership, and public type. Non-member golf courses, which are intermediate between membership and public golf courses, cannot recruit members like public golf courses and are subject to higher property tax rates than general tax rates.

In November of last year, the government announced that the admission fee should be 34,000 won lower than the non-member price of a membership golf course in order to be classified as a public golf course through the administrative notice of the ‘Announcement on the Designation of a Public Golf Course’ among the enforcement decrees of the revision of the Chesi Act. This means that in order for a public golf course to continue receiving tax benefits, it must lower the green fee to the level announced by the government or change it to a non-member golf course and pay a higher property tax rate than before 메이저사이트.

The problem is that golf courses that choose non-membership can pass on the burden of higher tax rates to general golfers. It is a method of raising green fees or drastically raising food and beverage prices. Some voices say that the plan itself to raise the property tax for non-member golf courses is unfair. As with public golf courses, it is argued that it is not reasonable to impose a higher tax even if members cannot be recruited.

Director Choi explained, “We believe that non-member golf courses also need property tax benefits to some extent.” The specific level of individual consumption tax is currently being discussed by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance. It will be announced next week.

Director Choi also revealed his intention to actively consider easing regulations on golf course construction. Currently, there is no separate regulation on the golf course area in the ‘Tourism Promotion Act’. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism manages the area of ​​the golf course within 30% of the tourism complex through its own regulations. The number of golf courses in Korea is expected to reach 567 by the end of this year, but the shortage of golf courses is expected to remain.

Director Choi said, “It is not appropriate for the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to restrict the construction of golf courses through its own regulations, even though there is no legal regulation.”

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