Seocho-gu, Seoul, passed an ordinance last month to reduce property taxes for some residents.

Although the Seoul Metropolitan Government has put a brake on it, Seocho-gu is planning to promulgate the ordinance next week as scheduled after self-review.

For more details, reporter Yoo Su-hwan will tell you.

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25th of last month, the Seocho-gu council voted an ordinance to reduce property taxes for some residents by a quarter.

One household and one homeowner with a market value of 900 million won or less, and about half of the residents of the ward receive a maximum reduction of 450,000 won.

The economy is also difficult, but the reason is that the property tax burden has increased due to the official price adjustment.

The city of Seoul immediately put the brakes on.

Seocho-gu demanded a re-decision, saying that it has created a new tax base that is not in the local tax law, which is the higher level of the ordinance.

However, if it is re-determined, the quorum will increase to two-thirds. As 7 out of 15 members of the ward are Democrats, the possibility of re-decision is very low.

Seocho-gu took out his own legal advisory card.

Yesterday (15th), an advisory group meeting was held in which lawyers, tax accountants, and Seocho-gu officials participated and concluded that there was no problem with the ordinance.

[Cho Eun-hee, head of Seocho-gu: It was an opinion that our old ordinance was not a new target section.

It was the judgment of the Special Committee that all of the reasons the Seoul Metropolitan Government proposed were not appropriate.]

Ward Mayor Cho Eun-hee said he would promulgate the ordinance after meeting with the agency of Seoul Mayor Seo Jeong-hyup next week.

The city of Seoul is considering legal action immediately after the promulgation.

The plan is to file an application for provisional injunction that suspends the effect of the ordinance and proceed to the annulment lawsuit.

The dispute over property tax cuts, which has spread beyond legal interpretation into a political issue, is more likely to be concluded in court.

(Video editing: Choi Jin-hwa)