Imus city government signed a tax amnesty ordinance that administers support for property and business tax delinquents on payments of summed up interests, surcharges, and penalties.
Tax delinquents owed the city government some R1.3 billion and officials said the amnesty was as a way to obtain the amount from them that can be used, among others, to settle the city’s solid waste management problem and the administration of the newly opened Ospital ng Imus, the first public hospital.
Mayor Emmanuel Leonardo Maliksi established the twin tax ordinances after the city council under Vice Mayor Arnel M. Cantimbuhan passed it in a recent special session.
The benchmark local decree was created by Councilor Raymond S. Arguelles, Ways and Means committee chairman.
The ordinance will relieve the interests, surcharges and penalties on accumulated tax due payments. Tax delinquents can now pay the dues in full or in installments within five months this year starting April 1.
Taxpayers with delinquencies for the year 2019 and earlier are qualified for the amnesty.
News source: Manila Bulletin