Pampanga zonal values implemented March 11-A A +A
Monday, March 11, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has been ordered to immediately implement the zonal values for Pampanga and Angeles City effective Monday, instead of April 1.
BIR regional director Araceli Francisco said the April 1 announcement of the implementation was in compliance with publication requirements.
Francisco said the BIR had given a previous announcement last February 26, 2009 about the implementation of the order.
"Due notice was already given so the immediate implementation is merely a compliance with the Department of Finance order," Francisco said.
Earlier, the BIR said it is set to implement its new zonal values under Department Order Nos. 35-05 and 36-05 of the Department of Finance (DOF) for Pampanga and Angeles City this April 1.
Department Order No. 35-05 prescribed the zonal values of the City of San Fernando, Pampanga under the jurisdiction of RDO# 21B- South Pampanga while Department Order No. 36-05 prescribed the zonal values of the cities and municipalities under the jurisdiction of RDO# 21A- North Pampanga and municipalities under the jurisdiction of RDO#21B- South Pampanga.
It could be remembered that the scheme has been "frozen" since 2007 after an outcry regarding the drastic increase, of up to 800 percent, of some prime real properties in the province.
The zonal values will be implemented at RDO# 21B and RDO#21A. RDO# 21B and is composed of the following cities and municipalities: City of San Fernando, Apalit, Bacolor, Candaba, Floridablanca, Guagua, Lubao, Macabebe, Masantol, Mexico, Minalin, San Luis, San Simon, Sasmuan, Sta. Ana, Sta. Rita and Sto. Tomas. RDO#21A- North Pampanga is composed of the following cities and municipalities: Angeles City, Arayat, Clarkfield, Mabalacat, Magalang and Porac. This D.O. No. 36-05 covers the following cities and municipalities: Angeles City, Apalit, Arayat, Bacolor, Candaba, Floridablanca, Guagua, Lubao, Mabalacat, Macabebe, Magalang, Masantol, Mexico, Minalin, Porac, San Luis, San Simon, Sasmuan, Sta. Ana, Sta. Rita and Sto. Tomas.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 12, 2013.