ARTA: LGUs with eBoss system post higher tax collections, revenues

By Kris Crismundo

October 24, 2023, 8:25 pm

MANILA – The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) said on Tuesday local government units (LGUs) that fully implemented the electronic Business One-Stop Shop (eBOSS) system, which streamlines and automates government transactions, recorded higher tax collections and revenues between 2021 and 2022.

This is based on the LGUs report to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and ARTA.

In a statement, the ARTA cited 13 LGUs that improved their collections and revenues after being fully compliant with the eBOSS system.

These are Malabon, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Quezon City and Valenzuela in Metro Manila as well as Batangas City, Cagayan de Oro, Lapu-Lapu City and San Roque in Northern Samar.

The ARTA said total revenues from business permits of these LGUs increased by PHP2 billion to PHP26 billion in 2022 from PHP24 billion in 2021.

“The figures submitted to ARTA and DILG by the LGUs support President (Ferdinand R.) Marcos Jr.’s call that streamlining and digitalization are essential for a more efficient bureaucracy,” ARTA Director General Ernesto Perez said.

“As such, we continue to call on LGUs to comply with the eBOSS requirement of the EODB (Ease of Doing Business) law,” Perez added.

Under Republic Act 11032, or the EODB law, LGUs are mandated to set up and operationalize an eBOSS system by June 17, 2021.

ARTA data showed that since the effectivity of the law, only 16 LGUs were fully compliant with the eBOSS, which means they have met the requirements of the law and were validated by the ARTA Compliance Monitoring and Evaluation Office (CMEO).

Some 518 LGUs reported that they have been in full compliance with the law and were still being validated by the ARTA CMEO.

Around 611 LGUs have partially automated their system, the ARTA added. (PNA)