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Bureau Announces Extended Hours For Filing 2021 Tax Returns



Joel A. Lee, Director of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue, reminds the public that tax day is on to Tuesday, April 19, 2022. Due to the Easter holidays, the Bureau offices will be closed from Thursday, April 14th and will re-open on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The excise offices will be closed only on Friday, April 15, 2022.

On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, the Bureau will extend its operating hours to accommodate taxpayers. The Nisky and Red Hook offices on St. Thomas and the St. Croix office (behind Sunny Isles Shopping Center) will be open from 7:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. The St. John office will have normal work hours from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

U.S. Virgin Islands residents file their returns in the Virgin Islands, and cannot file the returns using any e-filing options at this time. U.S. Virgin Islands residents are not allowed to file their returns with the IRS.

Taxpayers who are unable to file their 2021 returns by the April 19th due date are reminded that they can file an extension by using Form 4868. To obtain approval of the extension, the taxpayer must properly estimate the tax liability due and file the Form 4868 no later than April 19th. The extension is only for the filing of the tax return. Taxpayers who owe taxes must pay the tax due on April 19th to avoid the failure to pay penalty. Taxpayers with valid extensions will have until October 17, 2022 to file their tax return.

Questions concerning the extended office hours can be directed to the Processing Division at (340) 715-1040, extension 2223.