VALENZUELA CITY, Jan. 2 (PIA)--The Valenzuela City government is setting-up a one-stop shop at the Valenzuela City social hall this month to make it convenient for businessmen to pay their taxes.
The city government also announced that payments of license fees, business and real property taxes at the city hall can now be made thru credit and ATM cards.
According to Ms. Ahna Mejia, Valenzuela City Information Officer, the system which was started in the last quarter of 2013 is a program that has been launched by the city government to simplify tax payment.
Mejia also said that the city government also uses its mobile money payment facility which accepts payments for real property taxes for now.
Mejia added that the system accepts payments from mobile money platforms such as Smart Money (Smart Communications Inc.) and G-Cash (Globe Telecom).
With all the payment facilities in place, the Valenzuela City government is reminding businessmen and residents alike to pay their taxes on time to avoid surcharges and interests.
The deadlines for the quarterly payment of business taxes this year are on Jan. 20, April 20, July 20 and Oct. 20.
Taxpayer will have to pay a 25 percent surcharge on top of a two percent interest on the actual dues if they fail to pay their taxes on time.
Mejia said that the city government plans on expanding the system to include payments for business permits and license fees, public market and stall retail fees, and public terminal and parking fees.
The city government is also expected to use the mobile money service for its payroll system and for the payment of utilities in the near future. (Valenzuela City PIO/RJB/SDL/PIA-NCR)