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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix woman who stole more than $40,000 in other people’s U.S. Virgin Islands income tax refunds has been given a sentence of less than one year in prison, authorities said. Sheba Rashida Young, 44, of St. Croix, was sentenced yesterday in federal court to ten months

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix woman convicted of stealing at least $65,000 through a tax fraud scheme she concocted with nine others will serve one year in prison, authorities said. Sylvia Benjamin, 41, of Frederiksted, was sentenced in federal court on Friday to twelve months of incarceration, followed by three

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Finance and the Bureau of Internal Revenue sent out more than 6,000 income tax refunds to residents this week totaling more than $15 million The latest disbursement is a continuation of refunds from the 2018 tax year and part of Governor Albert Bryan

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WASHINGTON — USVI parents will soon get cash benefits from the USA COVID-19 Rescue Act. The U.S. Virgin Islands is included in the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act that includes payments to parents with children under the age of 18. The provisions of that Act will increase the child

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands government is in the process of issuing another round of income tax refunds – $15 million in two disbursements that will be completed by December 15, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue.  This latest round of tax refunds also will include refunds for tax

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WASHINGTON — Time is running out for the U.S. government to approve a second coronavirus relief package. So where does that leave Americans anxiously awaiting a second federal stimulus check — the cash payments that were distributed earlier this year? There are signs that a scaled-down deal might be in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) reminded territorial residents of the availability of the federal stimulus payment of $1,200 for individual or head of household filers, and $2,400 for married residents who file joint returns. In accordance with the IRS regulations, the deadline to file

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert and Michael J. De Palma, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Miami Field Office, made the announcement today in an effort to remind taxpayers of the July 15 filing and payment deadline and warned against an increase in

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr on Thursday announced Jenifer O’Neal as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), rounding out his financial team which includes the Commissioner of the Department of Finance, Kirk Callwood and Director of the Internal Revenue Bureau (IRB) Joel Lee. The governor also

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In a long-awaited decision that has major ramifications for the territory’s Economic Development Commission (EDC) program, the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C. has rejected the arguments of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and ruled that the federal statute of limitations applies to U.S. Virgin Islands

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