The local government of Muntinlupa approves a business tax amnesty for the late payment of business taxes due for the second and third quarters amid the economic disruption due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Mayor Jaime Fresnedi signed City Ordinance 2020-146 on Wednesday waiving penalties and surcharges incurred for the non-payment of 2nd and 3rd quarter business taxes for the year 2020 as assistance to members of the private sector.
Under the local ordinance, the waiver of penalties and surcharges shall have a prospective application and will not pertain to business taxes already settled. All business taxes due for the said period shall however be subject to the penalties and interest prescribed by Muntinlupa Revenue Code if not paid on or before November 20, 2020.
Muntinlupa City Business Permits and Licensing Office advised business taxpayers in the city to settle all outstanding balances on or before the deadline to avoid incurring penalties.
Further, the City Government of Muntinlupa is looking for courier service providers to aid in the distribution of business permit certificates to business locators in the city.
Interested parties may submit their proposals to Muntinlupa City Business Permits and Licensing Office thru their email at [email protected] until 5:00 PM on November 18.
Muntinlupa City has imposed several extension of deadlines of payment of taxes and fees amid the community quarantine in Metro Manila.
In May, Muntinlupa City Council adapted the Department of Finance (DOF) Department Circular (DC) No. 002-2020 through City Ordinance 2020-095 for the uniform adoption and implementation on the extension of deadlines for the payment of local taxes, fees, and charges imposed by local government units from March 25 to June 25, 2020.
The local government of Muntinlupa has also passed ordinances in March providing a two-month payment extension on Real Property Tax payments and other payables to the City Government for the 1st Quarter, including payment for business taxes and fees for the 2nd Quarter, without penalties, surcharge, and interest.
As of November 4, Muntinlupa City has 4,700 confirmed cases with 4,502 recoveries, 45 active cases, 153 reported deaths, 67 suspect cases, and 282 probable cases.
*Source: Public Information Office