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More local tax refunds released today

ASG Tax Office

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Another round of tax refund checks — Batch #15 — totaling just over $1.9 million is set for release today, Friday, July 8.

In a brief statement issued Wednesday afternoon, ASG Treasury announced that the 15th batch of tax refunds for a total of 544 taxpayers who filed on partial Mar. 22 to Mar. 29 would receive their tax refund checks on July 8.

According to Treasury, 33 taxpayers will receive the refunds through direct deposit, 456 by mail, and 55 individuals who don’t have a mailing address on their tax returns will be able pick up refunds at the Treasury Disbursing Office on the ground floor of the A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building (EOB).

Of the total tax refunds of more than $1.9 million released today, $410,541 is paid from locally collected funds and more than $1.4 million from the Additional Child Tax Credit, which is funded by the US Internal Revenue Service.

If you are expecting a tax refund and did not receive it, call the Tax Office for further information and assistance, but don’t visit the office.

The Treasury statement reminds those picking up their checks at Disbursing Office that social distancing and wearing a face mask is strictly enforced at the EOB.