The Bureau of Internal Revenue announces that the Free Taxpayer Assistance Program will be available starting February 25th.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue in the Virgin Islands is proud to announce the return of its Free Taxpayer Assistance Program, starting on February 25th. This important program provides valuable support and guidance to residents of the Virgin Islands who are in need of help with their taxes. Director Joel Lee has emphasized the importance of this program in ensuring that everyone has access to the resources they need to complete their taxes accurately and on time.
The Taxpayer Assistance Program will be held at two locations, the BIR offices in Red Hook St. Thomas and Estate Diamond on St. Croix, and will run from 9am to 1pm. In order to take advantage of this free service, participants must bring all relevant documents, including a valid ID, W-2 forms, 1099s, and any other paperwork that is required to complete their taxes. Those who are claiming dependents will also need to bring birth certificates and Social Security cards for their dependents.
It is important to note that this program is only for those who need assistance with simple tax returns, and will not cover the preparation of Form 1040NR or any returns with Schedule C. The service will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis and participants must wear masks and maintain social distancing while accessing the service.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Taxpayer Assistance Program, you can contact Perpetua Cranston on St. Croix at 773-1040 ext. 4233 or Clifford Charleswell on St. Thomas/St. John at 715-1040 ext. 2271. The Bureau of Internal Revenue is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to the resources they need to complete their taxes accurately and on time, and they encourage anyone who is in need of assistance to take advantage of this valuable program. Additionally, the BIR reminds the public that its employees are not allowed to charge for tax preparation services, and they encourage anyone with evidence of a violation to report it to Mr. Lee at 773-1040, ext. 4223.