The provincial government of Romblon is now granting amnesty or condonation to all real property owners who failed to pay their real property taxes for the year 2018 and below.
Delinquent taxpayers have until November 2020 to pay their debts without having to pay the surcharges, penalties and interests according to Provincial Ordinance No. 02 Series of 2019 embodied at the Provincial Board Resolution No. 11-2019-96.
The resolution authored by Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Jose Madrid, recognizes that the series of natural calamities such as typhoon, the distreesed situation brought about by the cocolisap, the El Niño phenomenon, the super low price of copra, low rice tarriffs and the escalation of prices of basic commodities are the main reasons of the non-payment of the said taxes since the previous years up to present.
This amnesty program is applicable to all real properties located or found withoin the jurisdiction of the Province of Romblon.
Real properties under a compromise agreement and with pending cases with the Board of Assesment Appeal or in any regular courts are not covered by the program.
The resolution also authorized the provincial treasurer to facilitate the implementation of the said program which takes effect last November 05.