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Quezon City named to hall of fame for topping revenue collections anew

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The Quezon City government is the top revenue collector in the country again, according to the Department of Finance-Bureau of Local Government Finance.

With its consistent performance that has put it at number one among cities since 2018, Quezon City is now part of the Local Revenue Generation Hall of Fame.

City Treasurer Ed Villanueva attributed the local government’s tax collection success to Mayor Joy Belmonte’s commitment to good governance.

“Our QCitizens have seen significant improvements in the way they transact with the city. In various ways, they have expressed their satisfaction with the quality of programs and services that were made available to them. They trust that their hard-earned money would translate into efficient public services for all,” Villanueva said.

Belmonte credited Quezon City residents for the tax collection performance.

“We are honored to share this milestone with every QCitizen. Because of your continued trust and support of our administration, we have been able to increase our annual local revenue by more than P10 billion since we assumed office,” she said.

Quezon City was able to collect P22.9 billion in taxes in 2021.

The sources of revenue include real property taxes and business taxes.

Villanueva said the city’s efforts to streamline process through the online QC E-Services and the establishment of satellite offices for tax payments made it easier served as encouragement for business owners to settle their dues.

The staggered payment scheme for underdeclared and undeclared business taxes, in lieu of hefty fines, likewise encouraged businessmen to settle their obligations, he added.