Lieutenant Governor Tregenza A. Roach, Esq. informs the public that he has given full authority to the Office of the Tax Collector of the Virgin Islands to grant an amnesty by waiving all interest and penalties on real property taxes for two months. Title 33 Virgin Islands Code Section 2494 authorizes the Lieutenant Governor to waive all penalties and interest on property taxes.
The waiver is effective March 15, 2022, and will continue until May 16, 2022. Interest and penalties will be waived if payment is received in the full amount of property taxes due for any tax year. Property owners are encouraged to contact the Office of the Tax Collector to receive Property Tax Status Reports, which provides detail of taxes, sewer fees, interest & penalties.
This waiver serves as a follow-up to the September 2021 Property Tax Delinquency Publication and is intended to assist property owners to reconcile delinquent property taxes prior to final collection action.
“The Office of the Lieutenant Governor is a front-line agency when it comes to serving the Virgin Islands. We want to be responsive to the needs of the people. This waiver is one way in which we can do our small part to help the people of the Virgin Islands,” said Lieutenant Governor Roach.
Please contact the Office of the Tax Collector to receive Property Tax Status Reports and to take advantage of the 60-day waiver offer or to arrange the setup of an installment payment plan. The Office can be reached at 340-774-2991 for the St. Thomas/St. John District and 340-773-6449 for the St. Croix District.