The Paranaque City Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) issued the guidelines for business permit renewal in 2022.
Lawyer Melanie Soriano-Malaya, BPLO head, said the city government granted amnesty on penalties, surcharges and interest on unpaid business taxes and certain fees due within the period of March 2020 until Dec. 31, 2021.
Malaya said the amnesty may be availed only upon payment of the principal amount not later than the deadline for the renewal of business permits for 2022.
She said business owners with Business Identification Number (BIN) ending in 1 and 2 should renew their permits on or before January 30, 2022 for them to avail the tax amnesty.
However, those who will renew their permits from January 31 to February 28, 2022 will have to pay additional 25% and 2% for the penalty, interest and surcharges.
The BPLO chief said for BINs ending in 3 and 4, the deadline is on Feb. 6; for BINs ending in 5 and 6 on Feb. 13; for BINs ending in 7 and 8 on Feb. 28; and for BINs ending in 9 and 0 on Feb.28.
Malaya said the city government is also offering online renewal through app.bploparanaque.com.bpls.
For the onsite renewal, they may book at the same site. She said only those with confirmed appointment schedules will be allowed to transact at the BPLO lounge.
The BPLO chief said the city government is also offering a limited number of walk-in slots on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the capacity of BPLO lounge.
Malaya said applicants renewing more than 10 permits at a time will only be allowed via dropbox.
She said the guideline was issued in compliance with the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) and other government agencies’ rules to limit personal interaction in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The BPLO chief added that all business permits will be released and delivered via Keri courier service since no pick-up will be allowed.