We have some good news and some bad news. Let’s get the bad part over with first:
Property taxes for 2012 are due.
Now how about the good news:
If you pay by August 30, you’ll get a five percent discount – Every little bit helps.
Lt. Governor Gregory R. Francis recently extended the discount period in hopes that more property owners will take advantage of the opportunity to save some cash. He first implemented the early payment discount back in 2008. He did so “in consideration of the economic challenges faced by many throughout the territory,” according to a release.
The Lieutenant Governor’s office also wants us to remind you that you can pay your bill even if you haven’t received it yet. (Island time?) Payments can be made at the Tax Collector’s Office, which is located in the Islandia Building.
The Lieutenant Governor also announced that he is waiving penalty and interest fees for property tax years 2008 through 2011. Payments must be made by November 7 in order to take advantage of this savings.