PB ap­proves tax amnesty for RPT

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Front Page - By Al­wen Salir­ing

Real prop­erty own­ers in Misamis Ori­en­tal who have delin­quent tax obli­ga­tions from 2013 and prior years may get a sigh of re­lief af­ter the pro­vin­cial board ap­proved a tax amnesty for Real Prop­erty Tax (RPT).

Board mem­ber Ger­ardo Sa­bal, vice chair­man of the fi­nance com­mit­tee, said real prop­erty own­ers will no longer pay the penal­ties, sur­charges and in­ter­est of RPT from the pe­riod 2013 and prior years.

“Ang ac­crued in­ter­ests ato nang i-waive ug ang ilang ba­yaran na lang is ang prin­ci­pal,”Sa­bal said.

But, he said tax penal­ties for the pe­riod 2015 un­til 2018 must be paid.

Sa­bal said the tax re­lief will take ef­fect im­me­di­ately

af­ter the capi­tol’s top ex­ec­u­tives af­fix their sig­na­ture.

“Na-ap­prove ang tax amnesty for RPT the other week and pirma na lang ku­lang ni Vice Gov. Joey Pe­laez ug Gov. Bambi Emano,”Sa­bal said.

How­ever, Sa­bal ex­plained that RPT pay­ers will only be given one year to avail the tax amnesty af­ter it takes ef­fect.

“Kung dili sila ka-com­ply ug mo-avail sa one-year pe­riod ma ba­lik ang ilang pe­nal­i­ties,”he added.

Sa­bal said the leg­isla­tive body has ap­proved the tax amnesty as rec­om­mended Gov­er­nor Yevgeny Emano to lighten the bur­den of RPT pay­ers.

He said real prop­erty own­ers across the prov­ince have been ask­ing for tax re­lief dur­ing pub­lic hear­ings and con­sul­ta­tions.

“Gi­tan-aw nato sa SP ug sa rec­om­men­da­tion ni Gov Bambi nga rea­son­able kini para makata­bang sa mga RPT pay­ers nga dili sila mabug-atan sa ilang penal­ties,”Sa­bal said.

“Gi-aghat nato ang mga RPT pay­ers to avail this op­por­tu­nity kay dili sa tanang tuig maghatag kita og tax amnesty,”he added.

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