BPLD to renew over 7,000 permits until January 20
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) — Over 7,000 business permits are expected to be processed by the Business Permits and Licensing Division (BPLD) until the end of the renewal and registration period on January 20; this is according to its officer-in-Charge Gemafiel R. Gaspay
Gaspay said Tuesday the projection was based on the 7,385 existing businesses in the City.
“We have opened our “Business One-Stop-Shop” (BOSS) last January 2 to accommodate clients renewing their business permits,” the official added.
The one-stop-shop located at the ground level of the new city hall building (at the back of the old city hall building) has a four-step streamlined business process. The shop facilitates the faster movement of documents by making available various local government offices involved in the processing of business permits under one roof.
Business Tax payments and renewals will be processed on Mondays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on Saturdays, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Apart from the BOSS, clients can also make use of the Electronic Payment Portal of the local government to process their documents online. The EPP can be accessed through the local government website of the city government: www.tacloban.gov.ph.
The business renewal requirements are the following: 2020 Barangay Clearance, Business Clearance, 2019 Mayor’s Business Permit, 2019 Mayor’s Business Plate, and Valid ID, and for representatives of business owners a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) is required.
Meantime, new business applications will be accepted starting January 21 as processing new applications entails more time according to the BPLD.
Meanwhile, Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez is continually monitoring the business renewal system to avoid possible glitches.
On Tuesday, the Chief Executive visited the BPLD to check the fourth day of processing and instructed personnel to fast track the transactions as a way of providing quality service to Taclobanons.
The Mayor likewise urged business owners to get their permits on or before the deadline on January 20 to avoid penalties and surcharges.
Accordingly, non-renewal of business permits within the renewal period constitutes a 25% surcharge of the total amount due, plus an additional 2% interest for every month of delay until settlement. – H.J. Roca/CIO
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