The five percent early payment discount for 2010 property taxes has been extended until Friday, July 20, in order to allow more Virgin Islands property owners to participate in the discount opportunity. A discount of 2.5 percent will apply to payments made after July 21st through the bill due date of July 30, according to a press release from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
The positive response from taxpayers prompted the extension of the five percent discount period, which was originally scheduled to end on July 16. “We are hopeful that property owners will take advantage of this opportunity to save,” stated Lt. Gov. Gregory Francis. “Our office continually strives to be responsive to the needs of our customers. Extending the discount period and installing collection drop boxes are just two examples of our efforts to improve our service to the community.”
Tax Collector’s Offices are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Payments can be made at the following locations:
St. John: Islandia Building
St. Thomas: Builders Emporium (collection box available)
St. Croix: 1105 King Street (Government House, Christiansted)
1131 King Street, Suite No. 101 (Christiansted)
Dept. of Finance, Sunny Isles (collection box available)
No. 1 Lagoon Street, Frederiksted (collection box available)
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 workstations in order to facilitate payment. Persons making their payment by mail are encouraged to enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope to have their payment receipt returned by mail. Property owners utilizing the drop boxes are asked to include the bottom portion of the bill in the payment envelope. In addition, drop box users who would like a receipt are asked to include a self-addressed stamped envelope with their payment in order to receive a stamped receipt.
Payments made with cash, ATM, debit and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard only) can be made only at the window. Only check or money order payments can be deposited into the drop boxes.