San Juan City’s uncollected real estate tax hits P233-M

Tax cost deliquency has price San Juan Town over P233 million in uncollected actual property taxes thus depriving town govt a lot wanted price range to finance its quite a lot of techniques, tasks and actions.

The Fee on Audit (COA) additionally lamented that town has incurred foregone realty tax revenues when it didn’t topic 1,712 actual belongings gadgets (RPU) to the overall revision of actual belongings evaluation as supplied beneath Town Ordinance No. 46, collection of 2017.

Those audit observations are contained within the 2020 Annual Audit File that was once launched just lately. Replica of the record was once despatched to San Juan Mayor Francisco Javier Zamora.

Excluding the tax assortment problems raised within the record, auditors published that some P148.18 million in responsibilities weren’t supported with whole documentation, thus, undermining the “equity of presentation of the stability of the Accounts Payable account”.

COA additionally famous that the Town Assessors Place of business has now not been accomplishing common tax mapping of actual belongings gadgets as mandated via Republic Act 7160 or the Native Govt Code.

“The Town Treasury Division (CTD) didn’t avail the executive and judicial treatments supplied beneath Segment 2A.49 of the Town Earnings Code within the choice of antisocial actual belongings taxes within the general quantity of P233.835 million as of the year-end, thus leading to accumulation of uncollected taxes,” the state audit company disclosed.

Audit examiners stated consequently, town govt has been disadvantaged of “a lot wanted price range necessary in financing the implementation of its techniques, tasks and actions.

Auditors famous that regardless of the massive quantity of unpaid taxes the CTD “didn’t avail of the criminal treatments” supplied beneath RA 7160.

COA requested Zamora to require town treasurer to in an instant factor notices of delinquency and visit town criminal officer to resolve measures to put into effect assortment.

The audit company additionally reported that general 636 equipment gadgets and 1,076 construction construction have now not been subjected to revised actual belongings evaluation, thus, leading to “foregone realty income of undetermined quantity in CYs 2019 and 2020.”

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