Stimulus program in place to pay property tax

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – Solidarity gets ready for taxpayers, offering discounts and surcharge cancellations to encourage citizens to pay early.

Solidarity’s mayor, Mauricio Góngora Escalante, met with council last week which approved a discount program for property tax payers. During the month of December, property owners will receive a 25 percent discount for paying early, while those paying into the first quarter of the year will benefit from a 100 percent cancellation of surcharges.

The new tax discount system is meant as an incentive to get citizens to pay. Money from property taxes is where a large portion of funding derives for things such as local infrastructure including public works and public services.

“With support from citizens we have made great strides during these two years of government, improving urban infrastructure, public lighting services and the collection of garbage as well as the remodeling of parks, public spaces and other actions for the benefit of society,” said Mauricio Góngora.

During the month of December, property owners paying their taxes early will receive a 25 percent discount. Those who pay during the month of January will receive a 15 percent discount, while those paying in February get a 10 percent reduction. All surcharges will be forgiven during the first quarter of the new year.

Further discounts have been reserved for pensioners, the disabled, seniors and retirees with a 50 percent discount.

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