​[아주경제 오늘의 뉴스 종합] Decided to change the transfer tax exemption standard at the Cabinet meeting on the 7th


As early as the 8th, the non-taxable threshold for capital gains tax (transfer tax) for one homeowner per household will rise from 900 million won or less to 1.2 billion won or less. The government originally planned to raise the tax-free standard around the end of this month, but as market turmoil grew, it decided to advance the implementation time as much as possible.

According to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance on the 6th, at the cabinet meeting on the 7th, the government plans to propose and vote on the amendment to the Income Tax Act, which raises the transfer tax exemption standard for one householder to 1.2 billion won or less. The National Assembly passed the amendment to the Income Tax Act at the plenary session on the 2nd. Bills passed by the National Assembly plenary session are promulgated after the State Council and the President’s approval.

As of 6 p.m. on the 6th, 2,594 new confirmed cases of COVID-19

As of 6 p.m. on the 6th, the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 was 2,594 nationwide.

According to the quarantine authorities and each local government, a total of 2,594 people tested positive for COVID-19 in 17 cities and provinces across the country from 00:00 to 6pm on the same day.

283 more people than the same time the day before (2311 people), and 783 more people than the same time (1811 people) on the 29th of last month a week ago.

Usually, on weekends and holidays, the number of tests decreases and the number of confirmed cases tends to decrease until the beginning of the week.

As time remains until midnight, when the counting ends, the number of new confirmed cases to be announced as of 00:00 on the 7th is expected to increase even more.

The number of new confirmed cases was 1634 (63.0%) in the metropolitan area and 960 (37.0%) in non-metropolitan areas.

By city and province, Seoul 850, Gyeonggi 570, Incheon 214, Busan 151, Gyeongbuk 124, Daegu 114, Chungnam 111, Gangwon 86, Gyeongnam 75, Daejeon 66, Chungbuk 60, Jeju 56, Jeonnam 42, Gwangju 38, Jeonbuk 35, Ulsan and Sejong 1 each.

National Assembly portal pointed out arbitrary decision to enter and exit media outlets

It has been pointed out that the biggest problem in the current domestic news distribution ecosystem is the structure in which portals such as Naver and Kakao arbitrarily decide the entry and exit of media outlets with the News Affiliate Evaluation Committee (Evaluation Committee) at the fore.

At a public hearing held by the Special Committee on Media and Media System Improvement of the National Assembly on the 6th, Song Hyeon-joo, a professor at Hallym University’s Media School, said, “The most serious and fundamental problem is that the portal selects affiliated media companies on an arbitrary basis and manages competition in the media market.” pointed out

He said, “The press and the public forum are also competitions after all. The state must create a structure that allows free competition,” he said.

Kim Hoe-jae, a member of the Democratic Party of Korea, criticized the recent Yonhap News portal withdrawal as “the situation in which the public sphere of our society is being eroded and controlled by portals and platforms.”

Rep. Kim pointed out, “The issue of article-type advertisements in question is not unique to Yonhap News.” He pointed out, “Even when Yonhap News requested an explanation, it was not accepted, and (the review committee) did not disclose the details of the evaluation.”

Professor Song pointed out, “It is a fundamental problem for a private operator called a portal to manage the public forum and, moreover, to have a position and system to exercise the right to completely remove the national key news agency from the public forum for at least one year.”

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