Following the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) by the Interagency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases, the Quezon City government is extending the deadline of the real property tax payment and tax amnesty until April 20.

The Quezon City Council passed Ordinance SP 3017, S-2021 which sets a new deadline for the first quarter real property tax payment for 2021 which will be amending Sec. 12(b), Article 7, Chapter 2, of Ordinance No. SP-91, 81993 or the Quezon City Tax Code.

Due to the city government’s implemented skeleton workforce and alternative work arrangement and the restriction of movement within the city, Majority Floor Leader Councilor Franz Pumaren and Councilor Victor Ferrer submitted the amendment to the city council during the first day of the ECQ.

Meanwhile, Ordinance SP-3018 S-2021 was also passed to set a new deadline for the grant of tax amnesty to real property owners from the payment of interest for delinquent real property taxes. The new ordinance is an amendment to the Sec. 4 of Ordinance SP 2979.

Mayor Joy Belmonte said that the city government understands the burden and challenges caused by the continuing pandemic and the current community quarantine restrictions imposed.

“This extension will hopefully ease up the impact of economic adversities on our constituents while enabling the collection of taxes,” Belmonte said.