The 2009 real property tax bills are being issued. The 2009bills are issued to the property owners of record as of January 1, 2010. Property owners will again have the opportunity to receive discounts for bills paid before the due date of March 30. A 5 percent discount will be applied to bills paid by March 15. Persons paying their 2009 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 2009 tax bill by May 30, 2012 in order to avoid late payment fees. In addition, formal appeals regarding tax assessments must be filed with the Board of Tax Review no later than June 15, according to a press release issued Friday by the Division of Property Tax, Office of the Tax Assessor.
Property owners are also reminded to carefully review their 2009 bill, which lists past due property taxes on the back and also reflects any credits owed to the property owner. Any overpayments from the 2008 tax bill will be reflected as a prepayment of the 2009 bill. Additional credits in excess of the balance due will be applied to the 2010 property tax bill.
For more information about the 2009 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.
Property taxes 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 #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. Checks, cash, money orders, ATM, debit and credit cards (Visa and Mastercard only) are accepted. Persons submitting their payments by mail are advised not to send cash.