Govt rolls out business,
licensing system online


THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will launch on Tuesday the Electronics Business Permits and Licensing System (e-BPLS) software as part of its initiative campaign for an electronic government that aims to provide citizens with easy access to information.

The department said that with the new e-BPLS software, business owners and local government units (LGUs) could process their business permits and applications electronically.

“This system implements a standard business process flow for online processing of business permits and therefore shortens the processing time and provides up-to-date information on the status of application to the business,” it said.

DICT said the system’s main features included online application for new/renewal of business permits and retirement of businesses and business lines; computerized assessment of fees, taxes and charges; online printing of Tax Order of Payment; and online printing of business permit; endorsement module for the Office of the Building Official, and other LGU concerned offices.

“They can log-in to the LGU’s website and access the eBPLS to submit their applications online, submit scanned copies of documentary requirements, as well as to monitor the status of their applications,” the agency said.

The launching of e-BPLS software will coincide with the first e-BPLS Summit 2017 to be held in Quezon City. LISBET K. ESMAEL



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