The Parañaque City government has extended the deadline for the payment of real property tax until December 31 to give taxpayers a break as the country is now facing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Mayor Edwin Olivarez said that extension for the payment of real property taxes was made to give a break to the city taxpayers as the country has been hardly hit by the pandemic which resulted in the temporary closure or suspension of business operations and work, causing strong impact to taxpayers.
Olivarez said the City Council amended the city ordinance in granting financial relief or tax amnesty to owners of real properties from payment of surcharge and penalties for a limited period.
City treasurer, Anthony Pulmano, said the City Council recognizes such economic and personal effects brought about by temporary closure or cessation of private activities, businesses, and public transportation.
Pulmano said that in order to minimize and mitigate the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to the local residents, the city government extends the period of compliance for the payment of real property tax, including surcharges and penalties.
“This is already a big relief for our taxpayers and we are expecting that they will comply with the extension of deadline until December 31 for the payment of their real property taxes,” Pulmano said.