Pque starts business permit renewals

The Parañaque City Government promptly started the processing of applications for renewal of business and individual working permits as well as health certificates on January 02, 2012. The deadline for filing said permits is January 20, 2012.

     At the forefront of the annual processing of business permits are the Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO); City Treasurer’s Office; and the Electronic Data Processing Office (EDP).

     Forming the support group are the City Planning Office; City Assessor’s Office; Tourism Office; Office of the Building Official; and the City Health Office.

     Also in the city’s “one-stop-shop system” in business permits processing are the Parañaque Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP); Parañaque Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PqCCI); local units of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Social Security System (SSS).

     The requisites for business permits renewal are the following:  1)Barangay Clearance (original copy); 2)Real Property Tax (land and building, if owned) or Contract of Lease and Lessor’s Permit (if rented); 3)Fire Clearance; 4)ITR or Audited Financial Statement for 2011; 5)VAT Returns 2550/2551 M/Q (current) for 2011; 6)Sales Breakdown with branches; 7)Social Security System (SSS) registration; 8)Authorization letter, ID of applicant and authorized representative.

     For new businesses, owner or representative must secure locational, building, fire and tourism (if applicable) clearances and sanitary permit in addition to the basic requirements.

     For individual working permits, applicants must secure the following requirements: 1)Police Clearance; 2) Residence Cerficate (Cedula); 3)Two ID pictures; and 4)Health Certificate.

     “As we urge establishments and employees to file their applications early to avoid the rush, we offer them the comfort and convenience in our fully airconditioned service lounges where taxpayers are treated with utmost courtesy and given a treat to a free snack, reading materials and their favorite cable TV programs. On top of that, our fully computerized and networked system speeds up and makes assessments and computations more accurate. We also take this opportunity to thank the business community and our citizens in advance for supporting our tax campaign anew.”, Parañaque Mayor Jun Bernabe said.

      In a related development, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) opened a satellite office in the city to facilitate business name registration. Said agency delegated to the PqCCI the authority, function and responsibility of managing same.

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