I feel like a grown woman now that we have moved to our own Condo unit. I know that we transferred last June 2012, but this year, I encountered a lot of things that made me feel like a ‘grown woman’ already. I felt like my mom, having all of these domestic things that I have to take care of. One of these things was paying real property tax for our condo unit.

We saw the announcement/reminder of our administration office to the homeowners to pay Real Property Tax for this year. The deadline was March 2013. I asked Ej if we could already pay it so that we won’t forget it in March (knowing that my baby was due in March). I did not remember paying it the previous year, since we only moved in in June 2012. True enough, when I got the copy of the tax declaration and the certification or the official receipt from the previous years, we only had payments until 2011.

For those moving into their condo units, here are some tips that you should remember (these were lessons that we have learned):
1. You pay your Real Property Tax at the Real Property Tax Division of your Municipal Hall. For peeps in Taguig, the RPT Division of Taguig is at Market! Market! (third floor).
2. You should bring a copy of the previous year’s tax declaration or declaration of real property and copies of the previous official receipts or certification that you have paid.
3. The first step is the assessment of the amount that you have to pay. It is based on the property value.
4. For those first time payors, you can get a copy of the previous year’s tax declaration or declaration of real property and copies of the previous official receipts or certification from the developer. They should have paid the previous year’s taxes.
5. If you have loaned from the bank, the developer usually gives the copies to the bank. So be sure to get copies from the bank.
6. Also, be sure to supply them with copies of the new (current year) tax declaration or declaration of real property and copies of the official receipts or certification. They also need these from you after you have paid.
7. If you miss paying for the previous year, you are charged penalties for that. Boohoo! We had to pay penalties.
8. But if you pay early, you also receive discounts.

So that’s it! I hope that you get to pay your Real Property Tax without any hassle.

Love lots,

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About The Author

Ginger is the General Manager of ManilaWorkshops.com. She is also the co-founder of a tech start-up company called Turn Up Trumps, Inc. She is a business coach and has her own program called Love the Leap. She has been a blogger since 2005, writing for MommyGinger.com, ManilaFitness.com and ManilaReviews.com. She graduated MA in Communications Major in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Asia and the Pacific. She worked as an account executive for a couple of ad agencies. She also managed a food franchise store. Her longest corporate stint was as a product manager for a known bank in the Philippines.

10 Responses

  1. Daisy Cambi

    hello Ginger, nkabili po ako ng condo unit pre-selling pa po nun, tapos nakuha ko po ang keys ng 2014 tapos ngstart po ako ng bank financing ng 2015. Mula po nung nakuha ko keys d po nabayaran tax kc OFW po ako. Pano po ba? My online site po ba kya cla pra maumpisahan ko ng bayaran, please advise me… Thanks

  2. Rdeev

    Hello Ginger,

    Would you know if the taguig rpt office is open on weekends? Do you know the number?

    Would you know also if there is anyone who can help us pay rpt for a fee?


  3. Dennis Jalbuena

    I’m planning to buy a condo but the condo assn is not functioning and I heard the assn did not pay the real estate taxes due in the lot where the condo stands and also the common areas. As I will be liable for the arrears on these taxes, what is the best way to handle it?

  4. Eliza Enriquez

    Why do we have to pay RPT to our condo admin office and RPT to the city?

  5. Zed

    Hi Ginger,

    We bought a pre-selling condo 4years ago, and the expected turnover late this year. Question, when should we start paying the rpt?

  6. Ethan

    Hi, we just moved in to our condo unit last June 2014, but we paid the RPT dated October 2013 for 1 year. what would be our next PRT to pay? please advise.

      • Ethan

        I just moved last June 2014 here on my condo. Before we moved, we paid RPT to our developer. When we will be starting to pay RPT? When we moved? Or when we first started paying for the DP? Please advise.

  7. Virgie Lima

    hello ginger do you have any idea how to compute the penalty/ies for real property tax? say for a condo with 5k tax payable and the tax wasn’t paid for 13 straight years:( thank you!


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