Tag: V.I. Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)

Bureau of Internal Revenue Issuing Another $25 Million In Income Tax Refunds

CHRISTIANSTED — During Monday’s weekly briefing, Government House Communications Director Richard Motta Jr. announced that the Government of the Virgin Islands (GVI) is distributing another $25 million in income tax refunds, which includes refunds from tax year 2020. This latest issuance addresses 2019 and prior year refunds that have been filed on time and are not […]

U.S. Customs And Border Protection Fully Automates Cargo Processing In The U.S. Virgin Islands

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) embarked on an automated cargo process that will modernize and enhance the traditional way to process cargo in the territory. In an effort to increase the safety of employees and the community, CBP implemented an online electronic box where shipping documents can be uploaded 24/7. Overnight […]

Governor Bryan Eases Some COVID-19 Restrictions On Church Gatherings, Restaurants

CHRISTIANSTED — During his weekly COVID-19 press briefing, Governor Albert Bryan Jr. announced he is easing some of the restrictions in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the territory. His announcement comes after the U.S. Virgin Islands’ rate of positivity for the virus had decreased significantly.  Effective immediately, churches and houses of worship are […]

Governor Bryan Names Marvin Pickering To Head Casino Control Commission; ‘Usie’ Richards Demoted

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has nominated former Bureau of Internal Revenue Director Marvin Pickering to be the chairman and chief executive officer of the Casino Control Commission. Pickering’s nomination will go before the Senate and, if approved, Acting Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Raymond “Usie” Richards will fall back to a regular board […]

AG George Says 3rd Circuit Court Ruling Paves The Way For Excise Taxes To Be Charged In The USVI … Again

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands’ lost excise tax revenue grew to at least $74 million last month. And Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George thinks a Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruling made yesterday paves the way for the territory to resume collecting excise taxes. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez stopped the […]

Bryan Eases Restrictions On ‘Safer at Home’ Phase On Path To The New Normal

CHRISTIANSTED — During his COVID-19 briefing today, Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. eased some restrictions during the “Safer at Home” phase on the path to a New Normal, saying that hotels can take reservations for residents and business travel and that dive shops, day sails and excursions can operate under the same conditions as other non-essential […]

Bureau of Internal Revenue Announces Release of $4.8 Million in Tax Refunds …

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. today announced the release of 1,800 income tax refunds totaling more than $4.8 million to pay outstanding tax refunds for the tax year 2016. Bryan said the timely issuing of refund payments to tax-paying residents of the territory is important and thanked the members of the administration’s finance […]

BIR Director Says Everyone Must File A 1040 Form In Territory This Year

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Joel Lee, director nominee of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue (the Bureau), reminds all bona fide residents of the territory that they are required to file their individual income tax returns in the Virgin Islands with the Bureau. “Bona fide residents of the Virgin Islands must not file their individual […]

BIR and UVI Offers Tax Preparation Help To People Who Need To Do Returns

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) are teaming up to help people prepare their federal income tax returns. BIR Director nominee Joel Lee and UVI Accounting Chair Aubrey Washington said UVI accounting students will provide tax help to the community. The Bureau’s audit staff and […]

UVI SBDC, UVI CES and BIR To Sponsor Tax Workshops For Small Businesses and Farmers

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] FREDERIKSTED — The V.I. Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) in collaboration with the UVI Cooperative Extension Service (CES) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (IRB) will host workshops to assist farmers and small businesses with filing their taxes. “These workshops will make you aware of some of the tax […]