Marikina Mayor to citizens: Thank you for doing your obligation

Marikina Mayor Del De GuzmanMarikina City Mayor Del De Guzman expressed his gratitude to the residents who dutifully paid their taxes in 2015.

His statement was made after business and real property tax records last year was released showing the actual tax collection which surpassed the target collection.

According to the City Treasurer’s Office, the city generated a business tax income of PhP 539.2M from January 2 to December 31, 2015. This is 0.8% higher than the PhP 535M collection target. On the other hand, the real property tax income reached PhP 390.8M which is 6% higher than the PhP 367.8M collection target.

“Year 2015 was a good and productive year for us, and so we are extending our gratitude to every Marikeño who dutifully paid their tax obligations. These taxes are very vital in the accomplishment of our projects,” De Guzman said.

Pay your dues on time

Through these taxes, scholars under the College Educational Assistance Program benefitted, as well as those who received financial and medical assistance. Forty-three units of rain water harvesting units were built which were distributed to 34 public schools and eight government buildings. Likewise, road, sidewalk, and drainage improvements were accomplished. Health centers and classrooms at different barangays in the city are now being built with the help of Rep. Romero Federico Quimbo of the 2nd District of Marikina City.

“We believe that through the support of our fellow Marikeños, we can complete all of our priority projects on time,” De Guzman added.

Upcoming projects for 2016 include the construction of Phase 2 of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina (SSS Campus), Marikina Trade Center, Gender and Development building,  and a water retarding pond.

50% Reduction on Real Property Tax in Marikina

50% Tax Reduction

The city government of Marikina is inviting the city’s taxpayers to pay their taxes earlier or on time, and avail of the 50% reduction on Real Property Tax of the current year (2015) by paying it in full from January 1 to March 31, 2015.

This is stated in City Ordinance No. 88, Series of 2010 that gives real property tax relief and recognizes the financial difficulties Marikenyos had encountered in the aftermath of typhoon “Ondoy” in 2009. The reduction took effect in 2010 and ends this year (2015).

“Our citizens needed ample time to fully recover from the destruction of a typhoon like Ondoy. With the help of this ordinance, our taxpayers can avail of the 50% reduction on Real Property Tax of the current year by paying it in full from January 1 to March 31, 2015. They can likewise enjoy a free cup of coffee and reading materials while our personnel do their best to facilitate transactions in no time,” said Marikina Mayor Del De Guzman.

Meanwhile, taxpayers settling their taxes quarterly can avail of a 10% discount.

Taxpayers can also enjoy a free carwash at the parking lot beside Freedom Park.

The schedule for Real Property Tax payment is from January 1 to March 31 for the 1st Quarter; April 1 to June 30 for the 2ndQuarter; July 1 to September 30 for the 3rd Quarter; and October 1 to December 31 for the 4th Quarter. The statement of account (SOA) can be obtained from the City Treasury Office (CTO) located at the ground floor of Marikina City Hall.

For inquiries, call the City Treasury Office at (02) 586-9605.

Pay your taxes on time

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Marikina Mayor Del De Guzman reminds all the city’s taxpayers to be prompt in paying their dues such as real property tax or amilyar. 

The statement was made after the City Treasurer’s Office has prepared and made available the Statement of Account (SOA) which is issued to taxpayers in order to inform them of the amount that they will be paying starting January 2014. 

“With the early availability of the SOA, we are hoping that our residents will be able to pay their taxes promptly next year. The tax that we pay significantly helps build the city as it is the main source of funds which the government uses for its programs, projects, and services,” De Guzman said. 

 SOA is now available at Window 64 and Window 65 of the City Treasurer’s Office.

 According to City Treasurer’s Office In-Charge of Office Thelma Quilingking, SOA states the certain amount of tax to be paid by a taxpayer as well as important contact information which enables faster and more efficient coordination between them and the city government.

 Meanwhile, City Ordinance 88, Series of 2010 states that taxes paid in full from the period January 14 to March 31, 2014 shall be reduced by 50%, while taxes paid quarterly shall be reduced by 10%.

 For questions, inquire at the City Treasurer’s Office at the 1/F of Marikina City Hall, or call (02) 382-4183.

 

Let’s pay our dues on time! -Mayor Del

Marikina Mayor Del De Guzman encourages all businessmen in Marikina to register early and process requirements necessary for the operation of their businesses such as business permits and licenses.
The application is accepted and processed from January 1 to 20 by the Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) for permits and licenses for new and renewal of businesses in the city.
According to BPLO chief Atty. Nancy Teylan, the following documents are required for acquiring permits and licenses:
For new businesses:
  • Zoning Clearance
  • Barangay Clearance
  • Occupancy Permit/Change of Use of Certificate
  • Fire Inspection Certificate
  • Sanitary Permit
  • Photos of the establishment (showing signboard and sidewalk)
  • City Environmental Management Office (CEMO) Certificate
  • Lessor’s Permit (Contract or Lease)
  • Others [Photocopy of Lessor’s Business Permit and Contract of Lease, Franchise Agreement (Franchisor)]
  • National Agency Clearances [SSS Registration, SEC Certificate of Authority to operate (Lending Company)].
For renewal:
  • Barangay Clearance
  • Quarterly VAT Returns or Monthly Percentage Tax (for corporations and other BIR-registered businesses)
  • Sanitary Permit
  • Engineering Inspection Certificate
  • Fire Inspection Certificate
  • City Environmental Management Office (CEMO) Certificate
  • Contract of Lease and Lessor’s Business Permit
  • Others (CVO Inspection Certificate [Meat/ Chicken Dealers and stores only, CAM/MTCAM Registration (Computer/Internet only), MVCCI Registration]
  • National Agency Clearances [Franchise Agreement (Franchisor), SEC Certificate of Authority to operate (Lending Company)].
Teylan explained the importance of acquiring business permits, “Business permits are important as they are usually one of the requirements in processing documents for cases like bank loans. Also, it serves as proof that the operation of the business is legal, preventing unscrupulous elements from taking advantages of the business owners.”
Also, paying dues is a way of supporting the city’s coffers which are allocated and spent for various city projects. It also indicates the businessmen’s compliance to the national law that states that all business operators must acquire permits and licenses.
In September 2009, PhP384 million worth of properties, including businesses, were destroyed by the typhoon Ondoy in Marikina. However, the city showed signs of its recovery as 2,225 (as of December 15) new businesses have opened in 2011.
For the city government, it is a sign that the city has started to regain the confidence of investors.
“This will eventually translate to more jobs for our residents, as well as infuse more funds for developmental projects,” said Mayor R. Del de Guzman
De Guzman encourages businessmen to register their businesses on the given dates to avoid further delays. For more information regarding permits and licenses, contact the Business Permits and Licensing Office at (02) 646-2354.