The V.I. Division of Property is now issuing 2008 real property tax bills, its second belated property tax bill for this year since the Berne tax lawsuit was settled and a court injunction on property tax bills lifted in January.
Property owners paying their 2008 property tax bills before the Aug. 20 due date will receive early payment discounts, according to a statement from the Office of the Lt. Governor, which oversees property tax collection. Those who pay their 2008 tax bill by Aug. 5 will be entitled to a 5 percent early payment discount and those who pay after the 5th but before Aug. 20 will receive a 2.5 percent discount, according to the Lieutenant Governor’s Office.
The bills become delinquent if not paid by Oct. 20, 2011, and property owners may face late payment fees if they do not pay by Jan. 20, 2012.
The tax bill now lists past due property taxes on the back and also reflects a prepayment credit for
early payment of the 2007 bill, which was issued in February, due Mar. 15 and delinquent if not paid as of May 15.
For more information about the 2008 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 (340)776- 8505 on St. Thomas, 776-6737 on St. John, 773-1105 in Christiansted or 772-0120 at the Frederiksted office.