Lazatin extends deadline for business tax payment

ANGELES CITY—The city government under the administration of Mayor Carmelo “Pogi Lazatin” Jr. has extended the business tax payment for the permit renewals of existing business establishments without penalties until February 15, 2024. 
 Angeles City Vice Mayor Ma. Vicenta Vega-Cabigting signed Resolution No. 11091, S-2024 extending the period of renewing business permit in the City.
 City Councilor Atty. Arvin Suller is the primary sponsor of the resolution for the extension of business permit renewal.
 City Councilors JC Aguas, Danilo Lacson, Jesus Sangil, Marino Bañola, Alexander Indiongco, and Raco Del Rosario also sponsored the said resolution.
 Mayor Lazatin has strongly urged the City Council to pass the Ordinance to allow local businesses ample time to comply with the requirements in making their businesses legally operational within Angeles City.
 “Ito po ay bahagi ng suporta ng pamahalaan sa ating mga negosyanteng malaki ang papel na ginagampanan sa patuloy na pag-unlad ng siyudad Angeles,” Lazatin said.
 The Business Permit and Licensing Division (BPLD) led by Enrico Romero accounted 10,789 business renewal applications as of January 20, 2024 where 4,435 permits or 41.1% are now issued.
 Romero said the BPLD is expecting a substantial boost in their permit issuance until the week’s end due to the tax payment extension.
 “Mananatili pong mabilis ang proseso ng renewal at maging po ang mga new application ng ating mga business permit bilang suporta sa ating mga negosyante,” Romero asserted.
 The issuance and renewal of business permits in Angeles City shall take place in the BPLD office in Angeles City Hall Building in Pulung Maragul, Angeles City.
 Up to 400 applicants can be accommodated daily on a first come, first serve basis as provided by the Angeles City BPLD charter.
Among the documentary requirements for the renewal of application include: Barangay Clearance, Basis for Computing Taxes, Fees and Charges (Business Capitalization), and Community Tax Certificate.
 Romero also reminded the renewal applicants that the Barangay Clearance requirement is now integrated in the BPLD office as long as occupancy permit is not required.
 “Gusto po ni Mayor Lazatin na maging mabilis at convenient ang pagre-renew at issuance ng business permit para hindi po maantala ang daloy ng ekonomiya sa Angeles City,” Romero added.
 BPLD also reported 185 out of 285 (64.9%) of permit issuance for new business applications as of January 20, 2024.