The city government of Kidapawan is extending the renewal of all business permits and licenses until March 31 as consideration to those affected by strong earthquakes late last year.
The extension is based on City Ordinance No. 19-1296 that was approved by Mayor Joseph Evangelista on Dec. 5, 2019.
“This is our way of helping our business owners and operators recover from the losses they incurred due to the earthquakes,” Evangelista said.
Aside from the extension, the Ordinance also provides for the condonation of penalties to business owners.
For Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, the city government said it also reduced the real property taxes fee by 20 percent as an additional benefit to all taxpayers in the city.
This covers all lands, buildings and machineries inside Kidapawan City under City Ordinance No. 12-1297 that was passed by the Sangguniang Panlungsod and approved by the Mayor on Dec. 9, 2019.
However, taxpayers must settle first their accrued obligations as of 2019 with the city government in order to avail the 20 percent reduction on real property taxes.
Real property taxes paid in advance will be credited in favor of taxpayers that will be deducted from payments made for FY 2021 to the city governmen