City Ordinance No. 1675-2011 or the Revenue Code of the City of Santa Rosa
The new revenue code revised the 1992 Revenue Tax Code, which has not been amended nor revised for 19 years.
Mayor Arcillas explained that the general revision of the Schedule of Market Value (SMV) is consistent with the Joint Memorandum Circular 2010-01, issued by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Finance (DoF), enjoining all provinces, cities and the Municipality of Pateros, Metro Manila to prepare the Schedule of Market Values (SMVs) of Real Property and to conduct the General Revision of Property Assessment in their respective jurisdiction.
The general revision was a necessary consequence to Santa Rosa’s conversion into a city. She said that for 19 years business taxes and charges has not increased, and for 11 years the Schedule of Market Value (SMV) was not revised.
City Resolution No. 186-2011
City Resolution No. 186-2011 provided relief to delinquent taxpayers through “compromise agreement” last October 2011.
The city resolution was approved so taxpayers “could afford to settle their taxes in an installment scheme to be implemented after a Compromise Agreement has been signed between the City Treasurer and the real property taxpayer.”
It covers all delinquent real properties classified as residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and other classes of real properties including improvements and machineries. It also applies to undeclared properties subject to back taxes.
Tax Amnesty is until June 30, 2012.
City Resolution No. 94-2012
City Resolution No. 94-2012extended the Tax Amnesty granted in City Resolution No.186-2011 until December 31, 2012.