Just a follow-up regarding the tax issue. According to MVCI member services: we pay taxes beginning the first use year. (For us the first use year was 2007 even though we purchased pre-construction in 2005.) Now this is where it gets murky, whoever owns the property on Jan 1, XXXX pays taxes for the prior year. Example: My use year begins in 2007 therefore I am listed as the owner beginning Jan 1, 2007 so I pay taxes on 2006 even though I did not have use in 2006. To further complicate things, the current tax bill they are collecting is for 2006! I called the USVI Tax assessor's office and spoke with a very nice woman named Juanita. She confirmed that we owe taxes beginning in 2006 since we were listed as owners on 01/01/07. She also said that the statements were sent out this week. FYI our tax bill is: $166.03. She also confirmed that we do not owe any delinquent taxes.
Also the number in the email from Marriott is wrong. The correct number for the Tax Assessor's office is: 340-776-8505.
I hope this helps another owner. I must say I was very disappointed with owner services. When I first started asking questions, the rep had no clue what I was talking about. I had to read him the letter. I finally got the information I needed after being placed on hold for 13 minutes...I timed it with my phone.