TACURONG CITY – The Tacurong City Business One-Stop Shop (BOSS) has netted more than Php10 million revenue from permit application and renewals, officials said on Sunday.

In a statement, Tacurong City Mayor Lina Montilla said the one-stop processing of business permits and renewals earned the city a total of Php10,094,128.19.

The One-Stop Shop ran from Jan. 4 to 20, 2016 at the Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center.

The City Treasurer’s Office reported that there were 996 taxpayers who availed of BOSS services, 77 of which were new applications while 919 were renewals.

Montilla said there were also 388 permits released to tricycle drivers, 373 of which were renewals and 15 as new applications.

During BOSS in 2015, which ran longer than 13 days, the city government recorded 1,179 business taxpayers and 733 tricycle drivers’ permits.

This year, the City Treasury Office, Office of the City Mayor (Licensing Section, Market Supervisor’s Office), City Planning Office, City Engineering Office, and City ENRO were present to facilitate the processing.

National line agencies like Pag-IBIG, PhilHealth, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Social Security System (SSS), Philippine National Police (PNP) and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) also participated.

The five barangays of Poblacion, San Pablo, New Isabela, Buenaflor and New Carmen were also present to provide Community Tax Certificates.

Now on its third year, the Business One-Stop Shop is a method implemented by the city government of Tacurong to simplify and hasten the processing of permits of businesses and individuals in the city. It is held every year in January.

A trader said the BOSS has helped a lot in speedy processing of documentary requirements in terms of time and money. PNA/northboundasia.com