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Brief: Governor Postpones Due Date for Property Tax

April 20, 2007 — Property taxes will not come due until May 30 as a result of an executive order Gov. John deJongh Jr. signed after tax bills went out late, according to a Government House news release.
The new due date is May 30, and payments will be considered delinquent if they are not paid on or before June 30, the news release said. The last day for filing an appeal for 2005 real property Tax bills has been set for July 15.
DeJongh decided to postpone the due date because property tax bills were not sent out to property owners in a timely manner. Under V.I. Code, the governor is allowed to set new dates whenever the issuance of property tax assessments is delayed.
The V.I. Code mandates that the commissioner of Finance publish the new due dates for property tax payments. It also authorizes the governor to extend the date by which the board of appeals may hear appeals.

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