|Mayor Orders Changes in Real Estate Tax Collection|
Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista has directed the city treasurer's office to devise innovations to improve the delivery of notices of delinquency to QC taxpayers with unpaid real estate taxes.
"What we need are stringent measures to ensure the physical receipt of the notices," said the Mayor during an executive staff meeting at the QC Hall Bulwagan.
The Mayor's directive also covers an updating of QC accounts on tax delinquencies.
The City Assessor's office and the QC Information Technology Development Office have been tapped by Mayor Bautista to oversee the updating process, utilizing the city's information systems.
There are about 1,000 delinquent real property accounts in Quezon City that was reported by the treasurer's office.
The Mayor, during the meeting, also explored the possibility of harnessing the support of the city's 142 barangays in facilitating the delivery of the notices of delinquency to taxpayers, considering the familiarity of the barangays with their constituents.
"Ang primary concern po natin ay mabawasan ang pagsusubasta ng mga ari-arian kaya nararapat lamang na maihatid ang naturang mga notice sa mga kinauukulan," the Mayor said.
The notices of delinquency are often returned to the city treasurer's office due to wrong addressee.
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