Tag: Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)

Finance Is Distributing 8,000+ Income Tax Refunds For 2020 Tax Returns

CHRISTIANSTED — During the weekly Government House briefing this afternoon, Communications Director Richard Motta Jr. announced that Virgin Islanders who filed their 2020 tax returns on time and did not have any issues with their returns have begun receiving their tax refunds for that tax year. According to Director Motta, 5,152 checks going out last week […]

Government Mails Out $12.5M In Tax Refunds Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix Senator said some of taxpayer’s income tax refund payments from the Virgin Islands government were put in the mail today. “I welcome the good news delivered by Finance Commissioner Bosede Bruce ahead of her budget testimony in the Finance Committee today that $12.5 million in income tax return payments […]

Roach Provides Update On Real Property Tax Database Issues

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — During the weekly Government House briefing today, Lt. Governor Tregenza Roach gave an update to residents regarding issues of transitioning to a new system for processing property tax payments and the issuing of tax bills by the Office of the lieutenant governor. The distribution of the 2022 property tax bills has begun, and […]

‘Cocaine Cops’ Who Had 725 Pounds Of Blow On Private Jet To Plead Guilty

MIAMI — Two Virgin Islands police officers charged with smuggling a planeload of cocaine to Miami have filed notices that they intend to plead guilty, rather than take their cases to trial, according to documents filed in the U.S. District Court of Southern Florida. Officers Shakim Mike, 29, and Teshawn Adams, 26, have been jailed […]

DINO PRINT! Potholes At Department of Finance St. Croix Large Enough To Swallow A Car Whole!

CHRISTIANSTED — The failure of the Bryan-Roach Administration to properly maintain St. Croix’s roads and public spaces has reached pandemic levels — citizens complained on social media this weekend. As these pictures of the Virgin Islands Department of Finance—Bureau of Internal Revenue property in Estate Diamond-Ruby—adjacent to the Sunny Isle Shopping Center show. The potholes […]

BIR Divvies Up Income Tax Refunds In Dribs And Drabs Just In Time For Christmas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan announced that a second round of income tax refunds was disbursed this month, for a total of more than $15 million in December.  On Monday, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) sent out 3,550 refund checks totaling $10,210,766. Last week, the BIR sent out 1,100 refund checks totaling $5 million.  […]

Virgin Islands Government Stands To Gain $40 Million Per Year After Favorable Excise Tax Court Ruling

CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan today praised the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Robert Molloy to lift the injunction that prohibited the Government of the Virgin Islands (GVI) from collecting excise taxes in the Territory.  In his ruling Wednesday, Judge Molloy said the GVI can resume collecting excise taxes beginning January 1, 2021, after the […]