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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With the territory banned from the bond market — it has to find a way somehow to continue to make payments on $2 billion in bond debt. To that end, Gov. Kenneth Mapp has decided to order BIR Director Marvin Pickering to slap a higher room tax

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CHRISTIANSTED — Gov. Kenneth Mapp, members of his administration, members of the 32nd Legislature and members of the St. Croix business community met today to discuss the implications of proposed sin taxes and timeshare taxes on the local St. Croix economy. Mapp opened by stating that he recognized that the

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CHRISTIANSTED — Smokers can expect to pay a little more for their cigarettes of choice starting next month because of an increase in the excise tax on tobacco products, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue. BIR Director Marvin Pickering said the increases on the excise tax rates for cigarettes,

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Bureau of Internal Revenue says it will soon offer an online option for taxpayers needing to make an Excise Tax payment. according to BIR director Marvin Pickering. Excise taxpayers can now enter their excise tax returns online and immediately pay the taxes through MasterCard or VISA, Pickering

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The first batch of 2015 income tax refunds have been transmitted to the Department of Finance for processing this week, according to a written statement from Government House. At least $10 million in refunds will be paid out, Finance Commissioner Valdamier Collens and Internal Revenue Director Marvin

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STOLEN FROM BIR: 2003 Chevy Trailblazer (LGO-6)  CHRISTIANSTED – Police on St. Croix today announced that a government vehicle parked in the parking lot of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) near Sunny Isle was stolen last week and that the fence around the lot was damaged. The 911 Emergency Call

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          BIR Director Marvin Pickering CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The hotel room tax will go up 2.5% next year, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Hoteliers, time share developers and innkeepers will have to charge their guests a 12.5% tax effective January 1, 2016, the BIR said. The current rate is

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                     Gov. Kenneth Mapp CHRISTIANSTED – When the Virgin Islands slapped Hess. Corp. with a $1.5 billion suit last month accusing the oil company of shuttering a refinery it had promised to run through 2022, it didn’t also mention that it had already sued PDVSA for $3.8 billion the month before.

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