Mayor Sara seeks incentives for business establishments helping LGU’s Covid-19 response


Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has been pushing for the grant of incentives and relief to business establishments supporting the city government’s response to coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

The local chief executive said her office submitted a proposal to the 18th City Council to craft an ordinance for the provision of the incentives.

Under the proposal, lessors waiving the rental fees for their lessees can have a deduction of such amount to their gross sales receipt provided that there is a duly notarized certificate from the lessee as proof of the waiver.

“Kung ikaw lessor ka, nagpa waive ka og rental fee sa imong lessee, kami pud sa city government pwede namo nang i-deduct sa imong gross sales receipt (If you are a lessor and waive the rental fee to your lessee we can in the city government deduct from your gross sales receipt),” Duterte-Carpio said.

Business establishments that are assigned as quarantine facilities are also covered in the proposed ordinance.

The mayor said the monetary value of donations made to the City Government of Davao as an aid to Covid-19, may also be deducted to the gross sales receipt of a business establishment to lessen payable business tax.

The proposed ordinance is now up for second reading under the Committee on Finance, Ways and Means chaired by 2nd District Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang. #