Is the government up to date on property tax bills yet? If not, what was the last year they were sent out?
I bought a home last year and the seller had to provide cash to the escrow account to cover estimated 2006 and 2007 taxes.
My lender has held onto more cash in escrow for 2008 but hasn't dispersed it yet.
What government office on STX would be able to give me a record of the taxes paid on my property?
Lieutenant Governor's Office on STX...here's their website:
You can search by parcel # or the name of the previous owner.
I bought a condo in 2008 and had $ for 2006 and 2007 property taxes credited to me at closing. I just paid the 2006 bill the other day.
To find out what taxes have been paid and has not been paid you would have to obtain a Tax Clearance Letter from Finance. But if you just bought the home then the taxes should be current up to 2005 that's why you were given a credit for 2006 and 2007.
So how are they going to catch up? Are we all going to get three years of tax bills one day?
Don`t know the answer, but keep those copies of the Tax Clearance Letter safe, make copies of the (probally terrible) copy.
Make that hurricane & mold proof, so when the govenment goes fishing for $, you have your proof it`s paid as the govenment uses crappy bookkeeping workers to their advantage for future income(only in the Virgin islands crappy workers are not just retained, but used as a asset!).
The only way to thwart this mess is to keep copies,keep them safe & GOOD books!
Excellent advice DUN!