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Property Tax Bills No Longer Offer 5 Percent Discount

The 2016 Property Tax bills that have been issued to all property owners on record as of Jan. 1, 2016, will not offer the 5 percent discount as in previous years.
The discount was discontinued because the Office of the Tax Assessor will no longer issue two bills each year. The discount was given to assist property owners that may experience hardship as a result of issuing two bills in the same year, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
The Office of the Tax Assessor is now on schedule with the issuance of the property tax bills; therefore, it will issue one bill per year going forward. Additionally, most property owners can apply for the credits that are available, which include general homestead, veterans, seniors, disabled, class 1 inheritance, visitable home and Virgin Islands farmers.
Property tax bills may be paid online at the Office of the Lieutenant Governor’s Web site at https://propertytax.vi.gov. However, payment plans must still be made through the Office of the Tax Collector.

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