Local government — St. Croix
The 2010 real property tax bills are being issued to Virgin Islands property owners. The 2010bills are issued to all property owners of record as of January 1, 2011, according to a press release issued on Thursday by the Division of Real Property Tax.
As an incentive for property owners to pay their tax bills before the July 30, 2012 due date, discounts for early payment are again being offered. A 5 percent discount will be applied to bills paid by July 16. Persons paying their 2010 tax bill after that date and before the due date will receive a discount of 2.5 percent. Property owners are encouraged to pay the 2010 tax bill by Sept. 30, 2012, in order to avoid late payment fees. The deadline for filing appeals with the Board of Tax Review regarding tax assessments is Oct. 15, 2012.
Persons who have not paid their 2009 property tax bill are advised that the bills are now considered delinquent, with penalty and interest for late payment being assessed. Payments for the 2010 property taxes and all past due years can be paid at the Tax Collector’s Offices at the following locations:
St. John: Islandia Building
St. Thomas: Builders Emporium
St. Croix: 1105 King Street (Government House, Christiansted)
1131 King Street, Suite No. 101 (Christiansted)
4008 Est. Diamond (Dept. of Finance, Sunny Isles)
Lagoon Street Commercial Building No. 1 (Frederiksted)
Payments can be made in person or by mail. Property owners are reminded that they do not need to have their tax bill if they plan to pay their 2010 bill in person. Staff cashiers at all Tax Collector Office locations can access the tax bill information at their worksite in order to facilitate payment. Property owners making their payment by mail can enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope to have their payment receipt returned. Persons submitting their payments by mail are advised not to send cash. Payments of checks, cash, money orders, ATM, debit and credit cards (Visa and Mastercard only) are accepted at the window.
For more information about the 2010 property tax bills, contact the Office of the Tax Assessor on each island at 776-8505 on St. Thomas, 776-6737 on St. John and on St. Croix at 773-6459 for Christiansted or 772-3115 for the Frederiksted office. Questions regarding delinquencies should be addressed to the Tax Collector’s office at 776-8505 on St. Thomas, 776-6737 on St. John, 773-1105 in Christiansted or 772-0120 at the Frederiksted Office.