Application of Business Permits of Professionals with established Offices or Clinics, clarified by BLGF.

The Office of the Treasurer of Baliwag, Bulacan clarified that, ALL PROFESSIONALS maintaining an office e.g., Medical Doctor maintaining a Doctor’s Office or clinic; or a Lawyer with an office as his business address; and Accountant or an engineering having firms MUST apply for a MAYOR’s Permit and Business permit and other regulatory fees, to be able to allow the Local Government to work effectively.

The said memorandum was issued by the Department of Finance last 5 Decemeber 2016, upon the request of the DIlG Undersecretary Austere Panadero, seeking clarification on whether a clinic and offices of other professionals must secure a business permit despite the fact that professionals are exempted  as the Local Government Code is explicit on this. 

The BLGF declared that the office or clinic shall be charged separately and in accordance to the revenue code.

The Business Permits and Licensing Office shall issue corresponding notice to effect this rule. 

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