PIA Press Release
Monday, January 16, 2012
QC gov’t reminds deadline for renewal of liquor permitQUEZON CITY, January 16 (PIA) - The Quezon City (QC) government reminded business establishments serving liquor, especially funhouses and even small sari-sari stores, to apply for or renew their liquor permit before January 20 to avoid penalty or being banned from selling alcoholic beverages.
QC Liquor Licensing and Regulatory Board chairman Alberto Galarpe said, business establishments that would fail to have their liquor permit renewed shall be given cease and desist orders banning them from serving liquors, including beer to customers and shall be required to pay the 20 percent penalty of the amount of liquor fees to be paid.
The QC LLRB chief said that requirements for application include mayor’s permit while those for renewal are copies of the previous year’s liquor permit and the official receipt of the fees for the said permit. No other clearance is required, he added.
QC Mayor Herbert M. Bautista is urging taxpaying public to beat the deadline for payment of business permit so they can avail themselves of the discount given by the city government.
The mayor stressed that failure to pay on time will incur 25 percent penalty and 2 percent surcharge.
He added that tax-generating offices in QC Hall has already extended working days and hours to serve taxpayers paying their business taxes and fees for the first quarter payment. (RJB/AKG-PIA-NCR/QC-PIO)