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lescooper
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I own one condo and purchasing a second condo on St Croix. I want to rent to either FEMA or refinery workers and would rather not pay a realtor commission.

I would appreciate any information on how to deal directly. Any contact information would help. Thanks!

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sunshinefun
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They get a stipend and from what I was told and that what they don't spend they keep, so it is beneficial for them to find a place quickly and cheap. I was told from someone that is down there, he gets 300 a day, so in the case above, the worker keeps the 150 for food and extra cash. The guy I know stated he makes more on the stipend than his hourly wage so it's worth it to him to be there.

I was very happy to host him...we all made a few bucks.

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islandjoan
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You made more than a few bucks! wow

I was very happy to host him...we all made a few bucks.

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stxisbest
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You made more than a few bucks! wow

I was very happy to host him...we all made a few bucks.

Then the real question should be did you pay that 12% or whatever room / rental tax on all those $$$? 😎 You know Blapp has to pay the credit card.

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Scubadoo
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You made more than a few bucks! wow

I was very happy to host him...we all made a few bucks.

Then the real question should be did you pay that 12% or whatever room / rental tax on all those $$$? 😎 You know Blapp has to pay the credit card.

FEMA workers may not have to pay the tax. I had a DOJ employee last year that had a fed government lodging tax exemption form.

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stjohnjulie
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Does that really apply to our hotel tax? Just curious since the VIBIR is a sperate entity from the IRS and our taxes are also gross taxes. You don't have to pay hotel tax on stays 90 or more consecutive days though.

You made more than a few bucks! wow

I was very happy to host him...we all made a few bucks.

Then the real question should be did you pay that 12% or whatever room / rental tax on all those $$$? 😎 You know Blapp has to pay the credit card.

FEMA workers may not have to pay the tax. I had a DOJ employee last year that had a fed government lodging tax exemption form.

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