Business Permit Renewal extended in Tacloban
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO)— Local Business Operators who are yet to renew their business permit and licenses, have until the end of February to do so to avoid penalties, as the City Council adopted an ordinance extending the deadline to renew business permit and licenses from January 20 to February 28, 2018, upon the recommendation of Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez.
On Tuesday, City Treasurer Zosima Cordaṅo said that Ordinance No. 2018-13-02 provided for the deadline extension in consideration of the experienced extensive rainfall in Tacloban last December 15, 2017 and this January 2018 which caused massive flooding in the different barangays and hampered business activities and operations, including the renewal permits and payments of taxes.
Meanwhile, the City Treasurer also reminded Real Property owners that they have until January 31 to avail of the 20 percent discount on Real Property Taxes.
As of January 22, the City Treasurer reported a collection of more than 103 Million in taxes in the ongoing business renewal.
Meantime, the Business Permits and Licensing Division has processed 4,725 during the same period; while 2, 555 business establishments were already issued Mayor’s Permits.
The CTO targets to collect 1.3 Billion pesos in taxes this year. Last year it collected more than 1.1 Billion pesos – an all time high since the City was devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013. – Henry James Roca