3 recommendations making property tax more productive

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Unformatted text preview: record keeping, assessment and collection need to be improved and coordinated. While some improvements are within the control of the local governments, certain changes and adjustments can only be mandated through the revision of the 1991 LGC by the central government. Olongapo City has made some progress in identification of properties under the tax-mapping project, which is to be completed by the end of this year. The improvement in tax base identification should be matched with improvements in collection and assessment of taxes to achieve real gains in revenue. Focus on a single element would fail to capture total revenue potential of the tax. Because everything cannot be done at once, some sequential priorities are detailed below. Short Term " Records Management: Record keeping needs to be updated to be able to follow up on delinquent owners. The treasurer's office should identify and follow up on delinquent owners and take appropriate enforcement actions on time. * Teamwork with B...
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