The local government of Tacurong, through the City Treasurer’s Office, awarded the Top 5 outstanding barangays in real property tax (RPT) collection during the culmination of the 5th Tacurong Business Week on August 3, 2014.
Barangay Poblacion ranked first in the list while Brgy. Griño came in second. Brgy. New Carmen, New Isabela, and New Lagao were 3rd, 4th, and 5th, respectively.
During the same event, the LGU also recognized the Top 12 Most Outstanding Taxpayers for CY 2013. Outstanding taxpayers were Tacurong Fit Mart Inc., Mercury Drug Corp. (Ledesma), Kimsan Plaza Corp., Mercury Drug (Bonifacio), Mercury Drug (Alunan H-way), MUTI, St. Louis Hospital, Swana Mercantile Inc., Talakudong Food Corp (Jollibee), One Network Bank Inc., EMCOR, and CA Betalac Construction and Gen. Merchandise.
“We hope that this recognition will motivate more taxpayers and partners to help us exceed our target tax collection this 2014,” said Mayor Lina O. Montilla.
In 2013, the City Treasurer’s Office reported 129% tax collection efficiency. By achieving or even exceeding local revenue collection target, the city government is able to sustain its operational expenditures on its programs and projects.
According to City Treasurer Jessie P. Batchar, this achievement is a primary effect of the effective implementation of the Local Revenue Code. The city revenue code was amended in 2012 and was fully implemented in 2013.
The awarding of outstanding barangays and taxpayers culminated Tacurong’s 5th Business Week. Other activities include the Tacurong Investment Forum and Producers and Young Entrepreneurs Fair.
DTI and partner-agencies also conducted the SME Roving Academy that shared various topics with the hope of sustaining small and medium enterprises in the city. Topics include labor education, self-branding, consumer rights and responsibilities, taxation, and support programs. (LGU Tacurong City Information)