“Tax is the life blood of the nation.”

This is the driving force of the Provincial Government of Bukidnon led by Governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr. to strengthen its Tax Information Drive through its Treasurer’s Office headed by Acting Provincial Treasurer Teodora D. Dinlayan.

To have basis, the 11th Sangguniang Panlalawigan approved the Provincial Tax Ordinance Number 2013-084R or Tax Condonation of Penalties, Surcharges, Interest of Real Property here in the province signed last May 23, 2013.

With this, the Provincial Treasurer’s Office continues its visitation to municipalities joining the Local Development Council (LDC) to implement this, especially for those taxpayers who were victims of typhoon Sendong and Pablo. They may avail the amnesty starting July 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 minus the penalties, surcharges and interest of their real property from previous years.

Accordingly, based on 100% tax sharing, 25% will go to the barangay, 40% to the municipality and 35% to the province.

Provincial Governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr. enjoins the people to avail of this real property tax amnesty to help them avoid penalties especially that taxes gives life to our nation where primary services originate.