Disclaimer: This how-to is based on my personal experience. Please check with QC City Hall for official procedures.
Real Property Tax (RPT) is a levy on real properties which is an obligation owners pay annually at their local government unit. In Quezon City, the local government unit offers 20% discount to paying real property owners if they pay (fully) on or before March 31, 2014.
This year, QC government has announced that tax payers can pay their RPT through G-Cash. You can find out more about it here. But for me, I'll go for the old-fashioned queue at the Quezon City Hall. ;)
So how do you pay your real property tax?
1. Bring your RPT receipts from last year and a copy of your property's tax declaration. If you purchased a condominium and will be doing this for the first time, your developer should provide you with these. (Unit owners are liable to pay their RPTs two years from the date of their HDMF loan take out)
2. Proceed to the real property tax assessment unit of Quezon City Hall. This is located in the building where Landbank is. Get a number and wait for your number to be called. (There's a courtesy lane for Senior Citizens, PWD, and pregnant women).
|REAL PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT COUNTERS|
3. Present your documents to the counter to have your tax assessed. For 2 straight years, I paid for the same amount.
4. City hall officer will give you your RPT bill for this year.
5. Go to the payment area and get a number. Wait for your number to be called. And while waiting, there are coffee vending machines free for tax payers :-D
6. Pay your fees. Cashier will give you your receipt.
Excellent! Now let's get a tax clearance.
When you exit the payment area, turn right at Landbank and go to the entrance at the back of the building. Take the stairs and head to the second floor. (Oh, before taking the stairs, have your recently paid RPT documents photocopied first) Enter the door that says "City Treasurer's Office Real Estate Division."
|CITY TREASURER'S OFFICE REAL ESTATE DIVISION|
1. Present at the Tax Clearance receiving counter photocopies of your RPT bill, RPT receipt, and tax declaration. (I think I did give them a copy of my property tax declaration)
2. City hall officer will ask you how many copies of clearance you need. Each costs Php50. A payment stub will be given to you and your photocopied documents will be returned.
3. Pay the Php50 at the Miscellaneous cashier area on the ground floor. There's no need to take a number, just proceed to any of the counters. Get your receipt.
4. Go back to the receiving counter on the second floor. Present your receipt and photocopied documents. The officer will give a claim stub for your tax clearance which you can claim at the same office after 5 working days.
There you go! Duties paid! :)