Dec. 13, 2017 (Hagatna) – The Legislature passed Bill No. 1 (1-S) earlier this year, which should have allowed the government to use the Tax Revenue Anticipation Note to pay tax refunds within weeks, or even days. However, Legislative Secretary Sen. Regine Biscoe Lee, has yet to transmit the bill to the Governor’s office so that work can begin to get tax refunds out faster for those who will be filing returns in the next few weeks.
In light of this season of giving, Governor Eddie Baza Calvo wrote to Senator Regine Biscoe Lee, urging her to transmit the bill to Adelup so he can sign it and help the people of Guam as soon as possible.
“Senator Lee, this is the season of giving and hope. I do not want to spend our time fighting each other over a bill that passed in accordance to the Organic Act. Let’s follow the law and help our people,” said Governor Calvo.
Governor Calvo continues his pursuit to pay tax refunds, which is what the people overpaid to the government. If the bill had been transmitted months ago, immediately after the Senators voted, the government would already have paid the $75 million note by now, and would be preparing to pay out tax refunds in January. With this delay, paying out refunds also is being delayed.
You can reach Senator Lee at 472-3455 or at

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