I found out recently that my homestead credit for my property expires in 2017.
I would not have known this if I had not been poking around on my account online at:
Because I have a mortgage, and my property tax had been escrowed, I don't get the bills mailed to me.
So I check online to confirm that I have not been billed due to my homestead credit. (the credit wipes out my low bill)
Low and behold I saw that my credit expires in 2017.
So to find out if yours expires, go to:
Put in your last name and first name, you don't have to fill out the other fields.
Click on the Account # tab
Then click on Bill, far left
Then Click on Expirations
You will most likely see Homestead Tax Credit Expiration Year 2017
So to keep getting the credits, you have to apply before the end of the year to get the credit for 2017. You have to take the form to the Lt. Governors Office in Christiansted (not sure where that is on STT or STJ) along with proof of residency at the property. (you cannot get the credit if you rent the property out)
You can download the application form here:
1. General Homestead: Property owners who occupied the home as their primary residence as of January 1, 2008 are eligible.
Applicants must show proof of residency by providing a valid United States Virgin Islands driver’s license or voter’s registration card.
Applicants are also asked to show proof of occupancy by providing a current utility bill.
Maximum tax credit: $400.00