Why shouldn’t local government units tax firms that claim of operating warehouses only? The question from tax collectors is, are they running away or are not willing to pay? 

A pesticides and fertilizer distributor in Bunawan district sued the city government of Davao in this story.  

The reason: they paid the city some P4.38 million for business tax, but claimed the city is not entitled to tax them. Agro-tech Agricultural Products, Inc. is demanding a refund. The firm said they have no sales in the city and they pay taxes in Manila where their head office is.

The strike came from City Treasurer Rodrigo Riola: What if there is fire or if thieves will take the firm as prey? Will the firm ran and ask Manila to put off the fire or catch the thieves?  There’s the rub.


About mindanaw

A Journalist from Mindanao

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: