October 19, 2017 11:04 pm Last modified: 9:45 pm

St. John business

IRS Provides Tax Relief to Residents of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

The relief extends the usual 14-day absence period to 117 days, beginning Sept. 6 and ending Dec. 31, for the presence test for residency under the tax rules.
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Renters in U.S. Virgin Islands Urged to Apply for FEMA Assistance

Renters may be eligible for grants from FEMA to help with disaster-related expenses. They may qualify for a low-interest SBA loan of up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property.
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Cape Air Resumes Caribbean Commercial and Relief Flying

A limited schedule covering Oct. 2 through Oct. 31, will offer daily flight service between the following routes, Flights to St. Croix will begin on Oct. 5.
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‘Visa Merchant Locator’ Gives Customers a Directory of Retailers Currently Offering Daily Essentials

To help people in hurricane-affected areas in the U.S., U.S. territories and other Caribbean territories to find essential supplies -- such as groceries, fuel, convenience, lodging -- Visa has created a store locator to identify merchants that have recently accepted Visa payments.
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IRS Informs That Low-Income Housing Units Nationwide May be Offered to Displaced Victims of Hurricanes

Upon approval, emergency housing can be provided for up to a year after the close of the month in which the major disaster was declared by the president.
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IRS Offers Help to Hurricane Victims

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today offered a rundown of key tax relief that has been made available to victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
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Business Community Optimistic About USVI Recovery and Government Response

Cruise lines are anxious to resume visits to the U.S. Virgin Islands, Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp told members of the business community at a Tuesday meeting on St. Thomas.
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IRS Announces Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Maria in U.S. Virgin Islands

Victims of Hurricane Maria that took place beginning on Sept. 16 in parts of the U.S. Virgin Islands may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service.
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Cruzan Rum Distillery Donates $500,000 to Fund for Hurricane Relief and Recovery

The company has supported past relief efforts in the region and is working closely with government and community providers to identify priorities and direct resources for immediate needs as well as long-term recovery efforts.
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St. Croix Emergency Operations Center: Free WiFi Access Available on St. Thomas and St. John

The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) and Viya are currently providing free WiFi access to the St. Thomas and St. John communities at the following locations.
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