PIA Press Release
Monday, January 02, 2012
City treasury office calls on Santiaguenos to pay taxes earlyby Merlito G. Edale, Jr.
SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, January 2 (PIA) -- The city treasury office of Santiago has called on Santiaguenos to pay their tax obligation to the city government early to avail of discounts intended for early payers.
Claro Rosendo, local treasury operations officer, said taxpayers should avail of the 20 percent discount on total taxes until January 20, 2012.
“Failure to pay on or before the January 20 deadline would mean additional surcharges and interests to the total computed taxes,” Rosendo added.
Taxes that are being collected by the city government include real property taxes, income and business taxes and these are added to the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) that are appropriated for the annual operations of the city.
The city treasury office hoped to exceed their tax collection this year, as massive tax information campaign has been conducted last year.
Each year, the city treasurer office is conducting tax information drive to inform the tax obligations of the residents.
This year, the city treasurer’s office has already started their scheduled tax information campaign in the barangays and they have already posted tarpaulins and other information materials in the strategic places to encourage taxpayers to pay their taxes on time. (TCB/MGE/PIA- Isabela)