CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The provincial government seeks the help of village chiefs in collecting billions of real property taxes (RPT) in Pampanga.
Vice Governor Lilia Pineda said that since barangays have a bigger share of taxes, they want to tap them in assisting their respective city/municipal assessors and treasurers in the collection.
“Barangay officials should work and do their part in ensuring that their constituents pay the correct taxes, since this will greatly augment or add to the income not only of the province, but of all barangays,” Pineda said.
To encourage Kapampangans to pay the correct RPTs, the provincial government also eyes to complement the national government’s program on tax amnesty.
“This is to provide relief to delinquent tax payers while raising additional funds for government projects and services,” Provincial Administrator Charlie Chua said.
Provincial Assessor Romeo Dizon said barangays get the biggest share of RPT income at 40 percent, followed by the province at 35 percent and the city or municipality at 25 percent. (PIA)