Sued

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.

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A Journalist from Mindanao

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