Quezon City goes online to hear concerns on proposed property tax revisions

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The Quezon City (QC) government has opened an online site where its taxpayers are encouraged to voice their concerns over a proposed revision of property taxes in the city.

According to Councilor Allan Reyes, chairperson of the city's Committee on Ways and Means, The Quezon City Property Values page on Facebook would allow Quezon City residents to speak up regarding the proposal.

In a statement from the Proposed Ordinance Nr. 20CC-141, "sets the revised schedule of fair market values (FMV) of lands and basic construction cost for buildings in the city as mandated by Section 219 of Republic Act 7160 or the 1991 Local Government Code."

Reyes said QC residents are encouraged to add their input into the tax proposal, adding that the internet was an effective way to gather their voices.

He said, "Please feel free to post your comments and questions there and we assure you we will listen and consider all your suggestions as we are still in the process of finalizing the provisions of this proposed ordinance."

Reyes added that QC residents' concerns will continue to heard through the site even after the property tax consultations have ended.

Reyes' committee have been conducting consultations along with the Office of the City Assessor regarding the tax proposals.

The public can download a copy of the proposed ordinance here.