TAGUM CITY – The legislative body of the City Government of Tagum extended this May the conditional grant of emergency tax relief to all taxpayers in Tagum through the passage of City Ordinance No. 940, series of 2020.
The tax relief given to the taxpayers is in the form of the extension of due dates of quarterly payments from May 15, 2020 to June 16, 2020 for real property tax, and from May 29, 2020 to June 30, 2020 for payments of business tax.
The ordinance provides that a 10% discount will be availed by real property taxpayers in relation to both Basic/SEF and Idle Taxes if payment is made either for the first quarter, or payment is made in full, within the extended date.
With regard to the payment of business taxes, surcharges and interests will not be imposed on taxpayers who will pay their 2nd quarter taxes beyond the due date.
The extension of the grant of tax relief which is the subject of the ordinance is anchored on the fact that the local government of Tagum, and the 8th City Council, noted the impact of the placement of the city under various stages of community quarantine to the lives of the Tagumenyos, which greatly affected their financial standing in the community.
Mayor Allan Rellon and the Sanggunian, headed by Vice Mayor Eva Lorraine Estabillo, crafted the piece of local legislation on tax relief and/or amnesty to delinquent real property owners to ease their burdens brought about by the effects of the COVID-19 on their finances.
Notably, this is the second time that the LGU has extended the due dates of the tax payments for all taxpayers in Tagum since the city was placed in a community quarantine in March. Richi Gulle/CIO Tagum