Paranaque extends business permits renewal

The Parañaque City government under the administration of Mayor Florencio M. Bernabe, Jr. has extended the deadline for renewal of business permits.
     Following Draft Ordinance No. 016, series of 2011, the payment of local business taxes, fees and charges without penalties and surcharges is extended for Calendar Year 2011 to January 31, 2011 from January 20, 2011, provided that the application for renewal of business permit has been filed at the Business Permits and Licensing Office on or before January 27, 2011 and the taxes, fees or charges due thereon have been assessed by the City Treasurer’s Office.
     The extension was made to give establishments added time to prepare the required documents, likewise to accommodate the influx of investors and growing business population of the city. It is also intended to prevent the rush of last minute payments.
     “As a kind and caring city government, we have adopted business-friendly programs. Apart from the deadline extension, the Parañaque City Government receives kudos for the comfort and convenience its fully air-conditioned Business Permits (BPLO) Lounge provides; its one-stop shop set-up; fully-computerized system; and anti-fixer/red tape safeguards that guarantee fidelity, accuracy and speed of transactions.”, said Mayor Jun Bernabe.
     As added service, the Business Permits and Licensing Office; Office of the City Treasurer; Electronic Data Processing Division; City Health Office; City Planning Office; and the Cultural, Historical and Tourism Division will be open for transactions on two Saturdays within the period, January 22 and 29, 2011, from 8:00A.M. to 5:00P.M. Also, taxpayers will be given parking priority at the City Hall grounds.
     Meanwhile, establishments are reminded that he City Treasury will only accept cash and manager’s or cashier’s checks written in favor of the City Government of Parañaque as payment. Company administrators and representatives are also advised not to deal with fixers but instead report them to the Office of the City Mayor.

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