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Valenzuela City Temporarily Defers Tax Payment Deadlines, Waives Penalty
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To provide a reprieve to taxpayers who will not be able to file real property and transfer taxes because of the ongoing Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), the Valenzuela City Council enacts three ordinances extending the payment deadlines and forgoing penalties for the said taxes due by the end of the month.

Ordinance No. 677, Series of 2020, also known as “An Ordinance Extending the Deadline for the Payment of Real Property Tax for the First Quarter of 2020” was enacted on March 23 during the 32nd Regular Session of the 8th City Council.

Under the ordinance, the payment deadline of Real Property Tax for the first quarter of 2020 is extended until April 30, 2020. Originally, the first quarter installment is payable on or before March 31. However, the deadline for the first quarter payment falls within the period of mandatory ECQ, which lasts until April 30, making it imperative for an adjustment to be made to the deadline.

In conjunction with this, the City Council also passed Ordinance No. 679, Series of 2020 or “An Ordinance Providing Amnesty in Penalty for Late Declaration of Real Property During the Period of Enhanced Community Quarantine”.

While Ordinance 373, Series of 2017 prescribes a penalty of Php 2,000 per property that is declared after sixty (60) days from date of completion or occupancy, and after sixty (60) days from registration with the Register of Deeds, Ordinance No. 679 waives any penalty arising from the late declaration of real property, if the deadline also falls within the period of the ECQ.

This ordinance likewise grants the owner or administrator of the real property an extension of thirty (30) days from the lifting of the ECQ to process the proper declaration with the Office of the City Assessor.

The third ordinance, Ordinance No. 678, Series of 2020 or “An Ordinance Extending the Deadline of Payment Until 30 April 2020 for the Payment of Transfer Tax”,  mandates the delay of the deadline for payment of Taxes on Transfer of Ownership that fall due during the ECQ. The sellers, donors, transferors, executors, or administrators of the real estate are given until April 30 to pay the Transfer Tax until April 30 without incurring any interest, surcharge, or penalty.

For their own safety and convenience, constituents, taxpayers, and clients of the City Government, are advised to pay their taxes through the Valenzuela City Online Services or “Paspas Permit” at https://online.valenzuela.gov.ph/.

2020-03-25 | By: Janine Aguarino / Public Information Office

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