Mayor against grant­ing tax amnesties

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BAGUIO City Mayor Mauri­cio Do­mo­gan is not in fa­vor of grant­ing amnesties to those who do not pay their taxes on time.

Do­mo­gan said tax amnesties only en­cour­age peo­ple and in­sti­tu­tions to pro­cras­ti­nate or are late in the pay­ment of their taxes.

“Why should we award late tax­pay­ers with amnesties? We should in­stead grant more in­cen­tives to those who pay their taxes on time or who pay ear­lier than the sched­uled time of pay­ment,” he stressed.

Do­mo­gan ear­lier led other of­fi­cials in com­mend­ing and award­ing the city’s top 20 busi­ness and real prop­erty tax­pay­ers with plaques of ap­pre­ci­a­tion.

The mayor also ex­pressed his hope that

will con­tinue to be shin­ing ex­am­ples to oth­ers in pay­ing the right amount of taxes on time.

Do­mo­gan also praised the city trea­surer’s of­fice un­der Alex Cabar­ru­bias on its re­port that the city’s tax and fees col­lec­tion in 2017 was 13.39 per­cent higher than the amount col­lected in 2016. Gaby Keith

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