A property Tax amnesty is now in effect until September 2008 allowing anyone owing back taxes to pay up without penalties and interest.  The Tax Assessor’s office  this week sent out notices of back taxes owed on almost 47,000 parcels.  Do not be alarmed if you receive a rather large bill claiming unpaid property  taxes.  I received not one, but two letters saying I owed taxes for 5 separate years as far back as 1992.  This is totally incorrect.  It seems many people are receiving these bills in error but we may be expected to search through old files for proof of payment.  Contact the Tax Assessor’s office on
St. John at  340 776-6737  with questions. 

Merry340 776-6666    merryvi@aol.com