10% discount await Munti taxpayers when they pay on time

From Philippine Information Agency:

MUNTINLUPA CITY, Jan. 10 (PIA)–The City Government of Muntinlupa through its City Treasurer’s Office will give a discount for real property tax payers who will settle their dues on time.

Taxpayers with no delinquency who shall pay their real property taxes on or before deadlines of payment are entitled to a ten percent (10%) discount.

The City Treasurer’s Office released the schedule of payment of real property tax in Muntinlupa for 2020 as follows: March 1, 2020 (1st Installment, Q1), June 30, 2020 (2nd Installment, Q2), September 30, 2020 (3rd Installment, Q3), and December 31, 2020 (4th Installment, Q4).

Mayor Jaime Fresnedi lauded the incentive system saying it will boost tax revenues for the city that can be used to finance various programs and services for the city residents.

Fresnedi said the City Government has shifted in being more customer-driven which accelerates public services, bringing ease transactions for the public.

He said RPT payers in Muntinlupa can now pay their taxes using the electronic banking system of the Land Bank of the Philippines through Muntinlupa Online Real-Property Payment System (MORPS).

The mayor boasts of their RPT e-Payment system, as first of its kind in Metro Manila,that aims to provide taxpayers with efficient and less-time consuming process by paying through electronic payment system.

An interface with MORPS will handle real-time property tax payment and can process transactions in less than 15 minutes. An easy and taxpayer-friendly application for every Muntinlupenos, it targets to speed up the transaction for the convenience of taxpayers and the reduction of red-tape and under-the-table propositions.

Fresnedi encouraged Muntinlupenos to pay their respective bills ahead of time to avoid penalties, saying that while there is an incentive for those who will pay on time, there is also an interest that can be incurred when the taxpayer missed the deadline.

According to Muntinlupa CTO, an interest of two percent (2%) per month not exceeding 36 months or 72% shall be imposed upon delinquent properties for failure to pay the basic real property tax or any other tax levied under the Revenue Code.

Muntinlupa RPT payers can log-in to www.muntinlupacity.gov.ph/RPT/ or visit the City Treasurer’s Office located at Ground Floor, Main Building, Muntinlupa City Hall with tel nos. 8862-2525 loc. 120 or 8862-1491, for more information. (PIA-NCR/Muntinlupa PIO)

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