Rosales folks slam soaring land taxes

December 26, 2010 at 1:42 pm Leave a comment

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

ROSALES- The residents of this bustling town are planning to launch a rally after learning that the valuation of their lands skyrocketed to 500%.

With the 500% increased of the fair market value of their real property, they are obliged to pay 500% of the one (1) percent total assessed value of their land that they used to pay the treasurer here every year since 2003.

In a “Comparative Statement of Market Values and Unit Costs as Embodied in the Previous and New Schedule Showing Average Percentage Increase/Decrease for Each Class of Real Property” that was prepared by Elvira Untal and noted by Nestor Quimbao of the provincial assessor’s office, the market value of a first class residential land increased by 500% from its market values (MV) of P250,00 in 2003 to its 2011 MV of P1,500.

“The increases are just too much,” a local businessman said.

Beth Salazar, an Officer-1 of the Provincial Assessor said the meteoric rise of the valuation of the first class residential lands here apply only to the peripheries of giant retail store SM that put up a mall in the town two years ago.

The new schedule of the valuation shows that a second, third, and fourth class’s residential land have increase by 355%, 374%, and 233%, respectively.

Quimbao told this paper in a telephone interview that the Provincial Board, including Board Member Alfonso Bince who is a resident of this town, approved the hikes.

Atty. Verna Nava-Perez head of the secretariat of the SP told this paper that she could not give a copy of a draft resolution because it was the provincial assessor’s office which drafted it.

When asked to furnish this paper a copy, Salazar said she could not give a copy as it is not yet final as it can be amended by the members of the SP. She added that Governor Amado T. Espino has not yet signed it into law.

In the new schedule a third class industrial land increases by 173% from P550 MV in 2003 to P950 MV in 2011, a first class commercial land increase to 329% from P700 MV in 2003 to P3000 MV in 2011.

A hectare of a first and second classes irrigated land increases by 100% from P100, 000 and P90,000 MV in 2003 to P200,000 and P180,000 MV in 2011, respectively.

A hectare of first and second classes un-irrigated rice lands increase by 118% and 117% from P85,000 and P75,000 MV in 2003 to P185,000 and P162,380 MV in 2011, respectively.

A hectare of a first and second classes of corn Land increase by 151% and 144% from P68,000 and P63,000 MV in 2003 to P171,000 and P153,000, respectively.

A hectare of a second and third classes bamboo land increases by 294% and 367% from P32,000 and P21,000 MV in 2003 to P126,000 and P98,000 MV in 2011, respectively.

A hectare of a first class and second class poultry farm increase by 100% and 143% from P95,000 and P70,000 MV in 2003 to P190,000 and P170,000 MV in 2011, respectively.

Other lands that are covered by the increases of valuation are industrial, mineral, un-irrigated rice (Upland), tobacco, mango, cogon pasture, forest, orchard, fishpond (mudfish), and citrus.

According to Section 221 of the Local Government Code or Republic Act 7160 all assessments or reassessments made after the first (1st) day of January of any year shall take effect on the first (1st) day of January of the succeeding year.
Moreover, the same Code says that it is not only one (1) percent the province collects from every land owner but another one (1) percent will be collected that would go to the Special Education Fund.


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