|New Payment Convenience for January 2017: One-time assessment and payment for business tax and fire safety inspection certificate|
Business taxpayers in Quezon City will be happy to note that they no longer have to queue separately for paying their Fire Safety Inspection Certificates.
An arrangement between the Quezon City Government and the QC Bureau of Fire has been made especially for the January 2017 business tax-paying period: Assessments for the COMMUNITY TAX 2017 and the FIRE SAFETY INSPECTION FEE (FSIF) for 2017 will already be incorporated in a one-time assessment in the taxpayers’ Tax Bill. The FSIF will be presented as a distinct item in the Tax Bill.
There will be no need for separate payment of FSIF at the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). This convenience is available for taxpayers for the whole month of January 2017. It will be the QC-LGU that will remit the payments on a regular basis to the BFP.
Those businesses whose Fire Safety Inspection Certificates (FSIC) have expired or about to expire at the time of business permit renewal will be given 30 days to see to the renewal of their certificates; otherwise, their business permits will be automatically revoked.
With the single billing for the business tax and the FSIF, what QC taxpayers need to do is to present their tax bill at the BFP, so that they can be scheduled for inspection. Inspection schedules will be based on the expiry dates of the Fire Safety Inspection Certificates.
In Quezon City, FSICs have a 365-day validity period; thus, these have different expiry dates, and business owners have one-year to see to it that their FSICs remain current.