GENERAL SANTOS CITY (April 15, 2015) – ICTD presented the Community Tax Information System or e-Cedula to the City Treasurer’s Office managers on April 14, 2015 at the CTO Conference Room. Rodilon G. Lacap, CPA and OIC Department Head together with the division heads of TORU, LTD, Business Tax and Accountable Forms Section actively participated in the discussion.

Percival Pasuelo, IT Officer II and Division Head of ICTD under the City Mayor’s Office led the IT group. He presented the project narrative, background, overall system flow, benefits and impact. Leonard Pe, IT Officer I, presented the actual hands-on processes of the system which he developed. Sometime in 2014, Lacap intended to have the e-Cedula be developed. Anna Lou Buyco, Computer Programmer I and Quality Assurance Team Leader started the system assessment and ensured all policies were covered in the system as embodied under the Local Government Code and the Revenue Code of General Santos City.

The system covers the individual and corporate community tax computation. ICTD also proposed the roles of CTO staff especially the creation of Address Book functions and validation processes as internal control mechanisms required by the Commission on Audit. Soft copy policies are embedded within the system for easy retrieval as reference to be sued during discussion and when actual questions from clients may arise.

Policies will be reviewed by both offices focusing on the applicable interpretation of formulas and computation. In the event gray areas are encountered, it will be addressed affirmatively in the policy. Once this is cleared, enhancement of the system follows before presenting to the end users.

Target implementation is set on the third and fourth quarter of 2015 as included in the Strategic Performance Management System or SPMS of ICTD.

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