At start of the year, first week of January at the latest, or even earlier, December of the previous year, one has to look at the personal licenses that need to renew and taxes that have to be paid in the current year.
Nowadays, not all licenses and taxes are renewed and repaid on a yearly basis. The renewal of driver’s license is now every 5 years. Some licences are still required to be renewed every 3 years (I don’t know if there is still a one-year expiration system).
For taxes and car stickers, payment and renewal is usually every year. One has to remember the deadlines for payment in order not to be fined a surcharge for late payment or better, to get a discount for early payment.
In the past, I and other people have overlooked or forgotten the date of expiration of licenses. The consequences are surcharges, driving with an expired license, practicing with an expired license, etc.
On a personal basis, I need to keep track of the following deadlines for my licenses:
- PRC License – to be renewed in 2017
- S2 License – to be renewed in 201 7
- PhilHealth License – to be renewed in 2018
- Driver’s License – to be renewed in 2019
I have to keep track of the deadlines for renewal of car stickers in my village and in places I work like the Philippine General Hospital and Manila Doctors Hospital.
I have to keep track of the deadlines and early-bird discounts on all taxes that I am obliged to pay.