The local government of Muntinlupa has extended the payment period on real property tax (RPT) and business taxes for locals and requested lessors to waive fees amid the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The Muntinlupa City Council recently passed ordinances providing a two-month payment extension on
taxes given the strict measures implemented during the enhanced community quarantine.
Mayor Jaime Fresnedi said that Real Property Tax payments and other payables to the City Government of Muntinlupa for the 1st Quarter due on March 31, 2020 can be paid not later than May 31, 2020 without penalties, surcharge, and interest through Ordinance 2020-078.
“Considering the large number of taxpayers who will converge to Muntinlupa City Hall and the
risk of COVID-19 transmission, we decided to extend the payment of taxes to help our constituents,” Fresnedi said.
Deadline of payment for business taxes and fees payable to the City Government of Muntinlupa for the 2nd Quarter is also extended from April 20 to July 20, 2020 without penalties, surcharge and interests through Ordinance 2020-073.
Fresnedi has also requested lessors of commercial establishments and residential units to waive
rental fees and charges of tenants and partners in Muntinlupa City amid the COVID-19 emergency.
The local chief executive has appealed to lessors to extend consideration to tenants and renters considering the huge impact of the closure of business establishments during the quarantine period. Fresnedi said he is hoping for the full support of lessors in the local government’s battle against COVID-19.
As of March 25, the Muntinlupa City Health Office recorded 12 confirmed cases in Muntinlupa with
204 persons under monitoring (PUM) and 118 patients under investigation (PUI).
For concerns related to community quarantine and COVID-19 testing, Muntinlupa City residents
may reach hotline nos. 0977-240-5217 or 0977-240-5218.