QUEZON City Mayor Maria Josefina ‘Joy’ Belmonte has announced that the Sangguniang Panglunsod has passed an ordinance that effectively extended the deadline for business tax payments until the end of April.
City Treasurer Edwin ‘Ed’ Villanueva told Good Riddance that the measure was needed to give more local taxpayers ample time to pay their business tax obligations.
The city officials said the last day of payment for the first and second quarter on business obligations were previously set on January 20 and April 20.
”But now that a measure was passed by the city council, the deadline would be now on April 30 or an extension of 10 more days to give the local taxpayers more comfortable time to pay their business tax dues,” Villanueva said.
Belmonte explained that the ordinance was passed following examination on the number of registrations, renewals, and payments, as well as through listening to the feedback from ‘QCitizen’ business owners.
The City Treasurer’s Office quickly coordinated with the Business Permits and Licensing Department and the right offices to get an extension on the payment deadline, Villanueva explained.
The proof of payment of business taxes is one of the requirements for businesses looking to secure a renewal of their permit, the city government said.
Belmonte and Villanueva said business owners could also renew their business permits and pay the corresponding taxes, fees and other charges online through the Quezon City E-Services Website (https://qceservices.quezoncity.gov.ph/), aside from visiting the city hall in person.
“We hope to keep improving our department’s services, in alignment with Quezon City administration’s objective to establish a business environment conducive to dynamic growth and economic activity,” they added.
For all business tax payment matters queries, the public can contact the Quezon City Treasurer’s Office at the city hall compound or through 8988-4242 (ext. 8317/8145/8156/8157) or via email at [email protected] and [email protected].