BAGUIO CITY — The public is reminded anew that the deadline for the grant of amnesty on delinquent real property taxes falls on March 2.
The “general amnesty” applies to real property taxpayers who are delinquent in the payment of real property taxes as of December 31, 2007.
The amnesty on real property surcharges was granted by virtue of a city council ordinance and was made effective within three months beginning January this year.
Taxpayers can file their application for amnesty with the Office of the City Treasurer using an applicable form with an affidavit stating the reason for non-payment such as “acts of man such as hold up and financial crisis; and fortuitous event.”
“Any taxpayer who avails of amnesty under the provisions of this Ordinance shall be exempted from any civil, criminal and administrative liability arising from the violation of the Real Property Tax Code and the Revised Revenue Code of Baguio City.
Councilor Nicasio Aliping who authored the measure said allowing taxpayers to settle their obligations without the burden of surcharges will help ease their financial woes in this time of economic crisis faced by the country. # Aileen P. Refuerzo/PIO-Baguio City