Resolution of amendment to the enforcement decree of the Korea Communications Commission… As early as the middle of this month,
TV license fees will be collected separately from electricity rates for the first time in 30 years. The Korea Communications Commission held a plenary meeting on the 5th and passed an amendment to the Enforcement Decree of the Broadcasting Act to separate and collect KBS license fees from electricity rates.
At the meeting on this day, acting chairman Kim Hyo-jae and member Lee Sang-in, who were members of the government and ruling party, agreed, and Kim Hyun, member of the opposition party, expressed his objection, then left the meeting room and did not participate in the vote. In the future, it is expected that the revised bill will be announced in the middle of this month at the earliest after passing through the vice-ministerial meeting and the cabinet meeting and the presidential approval. Acting Executive Officer Kim said, “ KBS is wasting bloody license fees on its monthly salary instead of putting them into production of high-quality content . ” Separate taxation is the starting point for that question,” he said. According to the amendment passed on the same day, the new enforcement decree will take effect immediately after promulgation without a grace period. We will introduce how the license fee collection method will change in the future.
Q1 . Since when will the separate collection of license fee be implemented,
it will be implemented immediately from the date of promulgation of the amendment, so the license fee will be excluded from the electricity bill notice item from next month. Currently, KEPCO, the consigned collection operator,is discussing with KBS in this regard. KEPCOis reviewing variousoptions, such as printing and distributing TV license fee bills separately from electricity bills, and modifying bills based on current electricity bills by inserting a perforated line in the TV license fee part. Since most apartment management offices issue integrated management fee bills that include electricity bills, we arediscussing methods such as indicating the TV license fee on the bill and notifying the number of a separate deposit account.
Q2 . Why divide the collection?
In the meantime, as the TV license fee was added to the electricity bill, many were unaware of the payment of the license fee. When TV license fees were first introduced in 1963, they were entrusted to a private operator .made it possible to directly collect the viewing fee in arrears. Delinquents were allowed to seize their property, but at the time, there was no great effect in front of the ‘I refuse to pay viewing’ sticker attached to the door. Since 1994, the collection has been integrated with KEPCO’s메이저사이트 electricity rates. This separate collection decision is significant in that it gave the public the option to pay the electricity bill and the license fee separately so that the public does not experience the inconvenience of receiving a refund of the license fee collected in addition to the electricity bill.
Q3 . Even if you don’t have a TV , you have to pay a TV license fee, but if you don’t have
a TV set, you don’t pay a license fee. If you don’t want to pay the license fee, you can call the KEPCO or KBS license fee call center to cancel the TV . In multi-unit dwellings such as apartments, the management office confirms that there is no TV , and after KBS’ final confirmation, TV license fees are not collected.
Q4 . I don’t even watch KBS , but I have to pay the license fee, but
recently, 50,000 cases of license fee refunds a year have occurred due to changes in the media environment .This is because the number of households without a TV, such as watching TV or watching YouTube, has increased. However, if you have a TV, you have to pay a TV license fee even if you don’t watch KBS . Q5 . What happens if the license fee is not paid? There are two cases in which the license fee is in arrears. ① In case the notified subscription fee is not paid within the deadline ② In case you have a TV receiver but have not registered it. For ①, an additional charge equivalent to 3% of the license fee is imposed. If you calculate the current 2,500 won, it is 900 won per year. As in ②, if you falsely report that there is no TV and do not pay the license fee, you may be subject to an additional fine equivalent to one year’s license fee. If the above additional fines or additional fines are not paid, in principle, compulsory collection, including property seizure, can be carried out according to the national tax delinquency disposition with the approval of the Korea Communications Commission. However, there is no practical way to implement it. In large-scale businesses that collect license fees based on the number of TVs they own, such as hotels and health clubs , if you are in arrears, the amount can be large and conflicts over forced collection may arise.