The Division of Real Property has begun to issue the 2012 real property tax bills to Virgin Islands property owners. The 2012 bills are issued to all property owners of record as of January 1, 2013.
Property owners will again have the opportunity to take advantage of early payment discounts. A 5 percent discount will be applied to bills paid by Aug. 15. Property owners who pay their 2012 bill after that date and before the bill due date of Aug. 30 will receive a 2.5 percent discount. Property owners are encouraged to pay their 2012 tax bill by Oct. 30 in order to avoid late payment fees. The deadline for filing appeals with the Board of Tax Review regarding tax assessments is Nov. 15, 2013.
V.I. property owners are reminded that they can pay their 2012 property tax bills even if they have not yet received the bill in the mail. Cashiers at all Tax Collector Office locations are able to access property information to facilitate the payment transaction. Payments for the 2012 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. Collection boxes for easy payment drop-off are also available at the Builders Emporium, Sunny Isles and Frederiksted offices. Payments of checks, cash, money orders, ATM, debit and credit cards (Visa and Mastercard only) are accepted at the window. Property owners submitting their payments by mail are advised not to send cash and to enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope in order to receive proof of payment.
For more information about the 2012 property tax bills, contact the Office of the Tax Assessor on each island: 776-8505 on St. Thomas, 776-6737 on St. John and 773-6459 on St. Croix 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.