The local government of Muntinlupa extends the payment period on real property tax (RPT) and business taxes for locals and requests lessors to waive fees amid the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Muntinlupa City Council recently passed ordinances providing a two-month payment extension on taxes given the strict measures implemented during the enhanced community quarantine.
Mayor Jaime Fresnedi said that Real Property Tax payments and other payables to the City Government of Muntinlupa for the 1st Quarter due on March 31, 2020 can be paid not later than May 31, 2020 without penalties, surcharge, and interest through Ordinance 2020-078.
“Considering the large number of taxpayers who will converge to Muntinlupa City Hall and the risk of COVID-19 transmission, we decided to extend the payment of taxes to help our constituents,” Fresnedi said.
Deadline of payment for business taxes and fees payable to the City Government of Muntinlupa for the 2nd Quarter is also extended from April 20, 2020 to July 20, 2020 without penalties, surcharge, and interest through Ordinance 2020-073.
Further, Fresnedi requests lessors of commercial establishments and residential units to waive rental fees and charges of tenants and partners in Muntinlupa City amid the COVID-19 emergency.
The local exec implores the lessors to extend consideration to tenants and renters considering the huge impact of the closure of business establishments during the quarantine period. Fresnedi hopes for the full support of lessors in the local government’s battle against COVID-19.
As of March 25, the Muntinlupa City Health Office recorded 12 confirmed cases in Muntinlupa with 204 persons under monitoring (PUM) and 118 patients under investigation (PUI).
For concerns related to community quarantine and COVID-19 testing, Muntinlupa City residents may reach hotline nos. 0977-240-5217 or 0977-240-5218.
*Source: Public Information Office