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BIR Informs Public of Increase in Taxes on Tobacco Products

Increases to the excise tax rates for cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products will go into effect on June 1.

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Half a dozen young people, local artists and music producers have created a peace song for Carnival 2014. To read more about the song, click here.
 

 
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The Bookworm: 'On the Origins of Sports'

Why are games played like they are, with different balls and a field of certain size? “On the Origins of Sports” by Gary Belsky & Neil Fine explains those and many other head-scratchers.

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2016-05-24 23:06:20
Students Get ‘Hands On’ Learning; STEAM Winners Announced

Five students took their place in the ranks of computer program developers and another dozen took prizes in graphic publishing and website design at the annual STEAM Fair last week on St. Thomas.

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2016-05-24 22:31:58
Customs Officers Make ID Fraud Arrest at St. Thomas Airport

Chintamkumar Patel, 23, made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on Friday after being charged in a complaint with using a false document to defraud the United States.

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2016-05-24 21:50:49
Local government — St. Thomas
Form W2-VI Available at BIR Offices

                The Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue has received the 2011 Form W-2VIs, and they are available at the bureau’s offices on all three islands. Employers are reminded to make a written request for W-2VIs, including the Employer Identification Number and the amount of W-2VIs requested. BIR provides the form needed to request the W-2Vis, which is available at the bureau’s offices and on its Web site: www.viirb.com, according to a press release from BIR issued on Friday.
 “It is unfortunate that we have to require written requests, but the Bureau has received a number of fraudulent W-2VIs within the past several years,” Claudette Watson-Anderson, director of BIR, said.        
Watson-Anderson reminds all Virgin Islands employers that they are required to provide Form W-2VI for employment in 2011 to every employee by Jan. 31.

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