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Manila LGU extends deadline for applications for business permits and licenses, payment of taxes and fees

Yul Servo and Honey Lacuna
Mayor Honey Lacuna announces the extension of the deadline for the filing of applications for business permits and licenses as well and payment of taxes and fees. The extension is contained in a resolution passed by the Manila City Council headed by Vice Mayor Yul Servo as its presiding officer. (JERRY S. TAN)

Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna announced that the city government has extended the deadline for the filing of applications of business permits and licenses as well as the payment of taxes and fees.

This, according to Lacuna, is meant to give business owners and the taxpayers of Manila more time to settle their dues.

The mayor said that the extension is contained in a resolution passed by the Manila City Council last January 18, 2024 and filed by Majority Floor Leader Ernesto “Jong” Isip, Jr. with Vice Mayor Yul Servo serving as presiding officer.

In the said resolution, the filing of application of business permits and licenses and payment of taxes and fees had been extended from its original deadline of January 23 to February 9, 2024, without surcharge or penalty.

However, those who will be filing during the extension period will no longer be entitled to the 10 percent discount which had been offered only until January 22, 2024.

According to permits bureau chief Levi Facundo, those concerned can utilize the Go!Manila App., a digital platform that allows users to transact with frontline city government offices from the comfort of their own homes.

Through this system, one can settle real real property taxes online and obtain various permits, licenses, and certificates issued by the city government. The application can be downloaded from Google play and Apple App store.

Lacuna said that in an effort to make it more convenient for those who are not yet familiar to the use of the said app, help desks are provided for in certain shopping malls where applicants may go and choose a place nearest to them.

Said help desks will also assist business owners by providing the GO! Manila App tutorial, seeking approval of request for GO Manila access including transfer of ownership and business records on hold or with inspection.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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