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FAQ  (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1:         What  is a Mayor’s Clearance?

It is a document needed by an applicant who intends to work local or abroad.  Business establishments in Baliwag, Bulacan usually require this document before hiring an applicant.  The document is valid only for 6 months from the date of its issuance.

Q2:         How to secure for a Mayor’s Clearance?

  1. Client presents the documentary requirements to BPLO;
  2. Payment of taxes, fees and charges to treasurer’s office;
  3. Processing of the clearance at the BPLO;
  4. Recording (barcode) in the office of the Municipal Mayor.

Q3:         What are the requirements in processing the Mayor’s Clearance?

  1. Community Tax Certificate (CEDULA)
  2. Police Clearance (where the applicant resides)
  3. Health Card (Municipal Health Office)

Q4:         What is a business permit?

All business enterprises are required to secure business permit before the commencement of business operations.  All other requirements  required by law, ordinance and rules are subject to “post-audit” process, in which after the client has secured the permit, the business establishment is subject  for inspection by the relevant offices of the municipality.

Q5:         How do I process my business permit (new)?

  1. Submit accomplished application form with attached documentary requirements for one-time assessment;
  2. Pay taxes, fees and charges and claim official receipt (O.R.) with your business permit.

Q6:         What are the requirements in processing business permit (new)?

  1. Proof of business registration, incorporation, or legal personality;
  2. Basis for computing taxes, fees and charges;
  3. Occupancy permit, if required by national (Building Code) and local laws;
  4. Contract of lease (if Lessee); and
  5. Barangay clearance (for business applicants who does not need occupancy permits).

Q7:         How do I renew my business permit?  Will I be penalized if I will not renew my permit on time?

All registered businesses are required to renew business permit annually.   The Business permit must be renewed annually, within the period of January 1-20.  The following steps are to be followed in renewing a business:

  1. Submit accomplished application form with attached documentary requirements for one-time assessment;
  2. Pay taxes, fees and charges and claim official receipt (O.R.) with your business permit.

Yes.  A business not renewed on time will be penalized.

Q8:         What are the requirements for the renewal of business permit?

  1. Basis for computing taxes, fees and charges (e.g. income Tax Returns); and
  2. Barangay Clearance

Q9:         Where am I going to secure application forms for a business permit?

Application forms are available at the Business Permit and Licensing Office.

Q10:       Can the business permit be applied online?

Yes. One can log on to bpls.baliwag.gov.ph for online application.  The Municipality aims for 100% online application of all businesses by 2018.

Q11:       After submission of my papers and all requirements to the Business Permit and Licensing Office, when can I get my approved business permit?

The approved business permit can be claimed within the day upon submission of all requirements.  It can be claimed at the Municipal Treasurer’s Office upon payment fee.

Q12:       How much am I going to pay if I apply for a new business permit and for a renewal of my business permit?  Where should I pay the amount?

The amount to be paid for a new business permit  and renewal depends on the business classification.

The payment of the business permit can be done at the Municipal Treasurer’s Office.

Q13:       Where can I report or file my complaint against a business establishment operating without a business permit or to a business establishment with violations relative to the operation of the business?

The Public Assistance and Complaints Center (PACC) is the mechanism of the LGU of Baliwag to ensure feedbacks are relayed to proper offices.  However, one can also directly report to Business Permit and Licensing Office and Mayor’s Office.

Q14:       Where do I secure my Community Tax Certificate or CEDULA?

The Community Tax Certificate or CEDULA are issued at the Municipal Treasurer’s Office.

Q15:       What is a Certificate of Closure of Business?

Cessation of business operations is also needed to be applied and registered.   For this purpose, a positive act from the operator is needed.  This will save the operator from possible taxes, fees and charges as a penalty for non-registration of a non-operating business.

Q16:       How can I apply for a Certificate of Closure of Business?

  1. The client presents the documentary requirements (BPLO);
  2. Inspection of the business establishment (BPLO);
  3. Payment of taxes, fees and charges (Treasurer’s Office);
  4. Processing of the certificate (BPLO);
  5. Recording (barcode) in the Office of the Municipal Mayor.

Q17:       What are the requirements in applying for a Certificate of Closure of Business?

  1. Affidavit of closure (for sole proprietorship) or Secretary’s certificate (for Corporation);
  2. Closure certificate from the Office of the Barangay where the business is located;
  3. Latest original Business permit and Business Registration Plate last year; and
  4. Sworn statement of Gross sales of previous operation.

Q18:       How about a Certificate of No Business, what is it?

It is a proof that an individual did not own or possess a business, or that there is no record of a particular business entity.

Q19:       How can I apply for a Certificate of No Business?

  1. The client presents the documentary requirements (BPLO);
  2. Payment of taxes, fees and charges (Treasurer’s Office);
  3. Processing of the certificate (BPLO);
  4. Recording (barcode) in the Office of the Municipal Mayor.

Q20:       What are the requirements in applying for a Certificate of No Business?

  1. Certificate of Indigency from the Barangay Captain (where the applicant resides).
  2. Clearance from MSWD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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