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

Tax fee deliquency has value San Juan Town over P233 million in uncollected actual property taxes thus depriving the town govt a lot wanted price range to finance its more than a few techniques, initiatives and actions.

The Fee on Audit (COA) additionally lamented that the town has incurred foregone realty tax revenues when it did not topic 1,712 actual assets gadgets (RPU) to the overall revision of actual assets evaluate as equipped underneath Town Ordinance No. 46, sequence of 2017.

Those audit observations are contained within the 2020 Annual Audit Record that used to be launched not too long ago. Replica of the file used to be despatched to San Juan Mayor Francisco Javier Zamora.

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

COA additionally famous that the Town Assessors Workplace has no longer been undertaking common tax mapping of actual assets gadgets as mandated by way of Republic Act 7160 or the Native Govt Code.

“The Town Treasury Division (CTD) didn’t avail the executive and judicial therapies equipped underneath Phase 2A.49 of the Town Income Code within the number of antisocial actual assets taxes within the overall quantity of P233.835 million as of the year-end, thus leading to accumulation of uncollected taxes,” the state audit company disclosed.

Audit examiners mentioned in consequence, the town govt has been disadvantaged of “a lot wanted price range essential in financing the implementation of its techniques, initiatives and actions.

Auditors famous that regardless of the massive quantity of unpaid taxes the CTD “didn’t avail of the prison therapies” equipped underneath RA 7160.

COA requested Zamora to require the town treasurer to in an instant factor notices of delinquency and visit the town prison officer to decide measures to put in force assortment.

The audit company additionally reported that overall 636 equipment gadgets and 1,076 construction construction have no longer been subjected to revised actual assets evaluate, thus, leading to “foregone realty income of undetermined quantity in CYs 2019 and 2020.”

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