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schnell
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I posted a question over in the travel forum and it was suggested that I post it here instead since I might get more views in relocation forum. So....

I received an email from Marriott the other day stating that I would be receiving property tax bills for 06 and 07 from the VI gov't. I guess the gov't did a reappraisal of all property in the VI's and is sending out delinquent bills to the owners. Now as an owner of a timeshare I don't expect to pay a lot, but not really sure what a typical bill is? I have also been told that the first set of bills that went out was wrong and that a new set would be sent out soon. I have not received any bill as of yet, but not really sure how I know if the bill is the correct one or not? Are all the first bills wrong or is it just some? We have been owners for almost 3 years so I expect an 06 and 07 bill, but just not sure if the bills are correct or what? Any insight to the VI property tax system and billing would be greatly appreciated *-)

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Topic starter Posted : July 24, 2008 1:42 pm
Bombi
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To my knowledge, tax bills have not been sent out. A lot of people did recently receive delinquency notices for back tax but they were recalled due to the sorry state of the Tax Collection records. I believe the tax assessor recently received authorization to send out 06 bills as long as they were at the old rate. My advise is to save every scrap of paper that is generated by the gov because their recording keeping is bad.

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Posted : July 24, 2008 2:52 pm
Trade
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Perfect advice about keeping every scrap of paper from the Government plus cancelled checks, etc. I still haven't gotten my property tax bills either.

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Posted : July 24, 2008 5:26 pm
East Ender
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I think there is a group trying to get the new tax method thrown out, again because it is unfair; it taxes some owners at a different rate, notably time share owners! :-X Have you been reading the Source and the Daily News? They have stories once in awhile.

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Posted : July 24, 2008 9:17 pm
schnell
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I have not read anything yet, mainly since I thought we were paying property taxes through our annual dues. Since we obviously are not I will definitely be checking out the local news.

I sort of expected that timeshare owners would get nailed for extra or higher property taxes. Thats always the first group to have higher taxes when the do any kind of reappraisal. I guess they think we have unlimited income or something :S

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Topic starter Posted : July 25, 2008 7:40 pm
stt007
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ok, time to admit I am honest and not so bright...... I paid interest and penalties for taxes not paid in 2005 & 2006. I live on the mainland and thought since I never got a bill for those years that it got lost in the mail and I had forgotten to pay. So I paid up in full, 2 years later. Since there is now an amnesty program think there is any chance of getting my penalty and interest paid back?

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Posted : August 4, 2008 3:01 am
Linda J
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Did you actually owe the taxes, or was it a mistake? If you owed, why would you get it back?

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Posted : August 4, 2008 11:07 am
stt007
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I owed the taxes, but paid interest and penalty since I paid late. now there is an amnesty being offered for those years. so I am thinking if others can pay now without penalty and interest, can't I make the case I should also be relieved of that and get my interest and penalty that I paid, back? not likely but I thought I would ask here for advice or probability of succesd.

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Posted : August 4, 2008 12:07 pm
Trade
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If it's possible, it would be best to try it in person.

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Posted : August 4, 2008 5:24 pm
stt007
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where to go to fight this in person....building, office? thanks

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Posted : August 6, 2008 5:29 pm
Trade
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Used to have to pay them in person at the Finance Dept. but there was something in the paper a couple weeks ago that it was being consolidated at the Lt. Governor's office which is behind the hospital. Call first & find out for sure where to go & bring your cancelled checks, bills, etc.

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Posted : August 6, 2008 5:38 pm
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