Muntinlupa extends business tax payments to July

Published March 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Jonathan Hicap

The Muntinlupa City government has extended the deadline for the payment of business taxes due to coronavirus disease or COVID-19.

Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi  (Muntinlupa PIO / MANILA BULLETIN)
Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi
(Muntinlupa PIO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Ordinance No. 2020-073 was passed by the City Council and signed by Mayor Jaime Fresnedi resetting the payment deadline of business taxes, fees and charges for the second quarter from April 20 to July 20 without penalties, surcharges and interests.

The ordinance stated that “considering the large number of taxpayers who will converge to the Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) of Muntinlupa City Hall, however public health is paramount importance, there is an imperative need to extend the deadline for the payment of business taxes, fees and charges for the 2nd Quarter of 2020.”

Muntinlupa is under state of calamity through Ordinance 2020-253, and the city government has imposed a 24-hour curfew to prevent people from going out to stem the spread of COVID-19, which has infected eight in the city as of March 24.

President Duterte also declared a state of calamity covering the entire Philippines for a period of six months and imposed an enhanced community quarantine throughout Luzon until April 22 through Proclamation 929.

As a way of imposing social distancing, the Muntinlupa City government has also limited the operating hours of groceries, supermarkets, sari-sari stores, convenience stores and talipapa to 6 AM to 6 PM.

Other non-exempt businesses under the community quarantine were ordered to stop their operations.#

 

 
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