QC to introduce new tax payment system

By on December 13, 2014

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista (center) with Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte (Facebook)
Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista (center) with Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte (Facebook)

MANILA — Beginning January next year, the Quezon City government will be introducing a standard mode of payment for taxes and miscellaneous fees.

The new system will involve the computerization of orders of payment on the point of sale and assessment of miscellaneous fees and charges. This is designed to increase the city’s efficiency and accountability in the collection, recording of billings and accounting of all revenue-generating departments and offices at QC Hall.

A memorandum circular prescribing the guidelines and procedures for the implementation of the city’s new policy has already been signed by Mayor Herbert Bautista.

Under the circular, all departments and offices collecting fees under the miscellaneous revenue classification, shall be covered by the new system.

Such shall include the engineering department, business permits and licensing office, city assessor’s department, barangay operations center, tourism department, people’s law enforcement board, office of senior citizens affairs, housing and community development and resettlement department (formerly urban poor affairs office), local school board, personnel department, treasury department, department of public order and safety, city planning and development office, subdivision administration unit, parks development and administration department, legal department, general services department, environmental protection and waste management department, department of building official, civil registry, accounting department, liquor licensing and regulatory board and market development and administration department.

The city government prescribed the installation of miscellaneous assessment systems program in all income-generating department and offices at city hall.

The Commission on Audit (COA) issued Circular 2013-007 that provides guidelines over the QC government’s use of electronic devices for tax payments and disbursements.