Taguig welcomes business owners to BOSS 2020; encourages them to pay early
Hassle-free transactions even on weekends
In a bid to encourage business owners to process their business registrations and renewals early, Taguig City opened the year 2020 with its express service for entrepreneurs, the renowned Business One-Stop Shop (BOSS).
BOSS, which will happen until Jan. 20, is a single destination where entrepreneurs can process their business registrations and renew business licenses with the help of accommodating Taguig City Hall personnel.
Through this initiative, the processes are streamlined to ensure the efficient and convenient processing of documents for businesses. Business owners, thus, don’t need to start the year with the stress of going to different places to get different permits. Taguig City has gathered in this yearly event all the departments concerned in giving business licenses and permits.
The annual event is held simultaneously at the Taguig City Hall Auditorium and at the City Hall Satellite Office on the 9th floor of SM Aura.
BOSS will be open everyday until Jan. 20 including the following weekends:
On weekdays, the offices are open from 8 am until all business owners in line are accommodated. On weekends, the offices will be open from 8 am until 5 pm.
Entrepreneurs may enjoy onsite a free massage, food and refreshments, all while waiting for their documents to be processed. Tokens like umbrellas and personalized tumblers will also be awarded to the first 100 taxpayers.
Business owners are encouraged to go to BOSS early to avoid the lines and enjoy hassle-free transactions.
Furthermore, all taxpayers are advised to pay their taxes early to evade incurring penalties: a surcharge of 25 percent for failure to file or pay business tax and an additional 2 percent penalty per month due to delay.
“Taxes are the lifeblood of the city’s programs and social services,” said Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano.
“The collected business tax translates into social services. The more the city can collect, the more social services we can render to Taguigeños,” the mayor added. These services include the door-to-door delivery of medicines, scholarship assistance, among others.
Taguig has received a Blue Certification Award from the Office of the Ombudsman for its streamlined frontline services, and an excellent rating from the Civil Service Commission for its compliance with Republic Act No. 11032, also known as the Anti-Red Tape Act.
The City of Taguig is currently home to top corporations, embassies and government offices. New hotels, educational institutions and shopping malls have also sprung in recent years within the fast-growing business districts of Bonifacio Global City and ARCA South. ###