Rev & Tax restarts limited operations; $500 ‘Help for Families’ application now open

Department of Revenue and Taxation (PNC file photo)

With the island slowly reopening under a more relaxed PCOR 1, so too are GovGuam offices and agencies.

Arguably the most sought after department is the Department of Revenue and Taxation which started its operations back up today by appointment only.

On the air with K57’s Patti Arroyo this morning, DRT director Daphne Shimizu said they’re implementing strict precautions to ensure COVID safety.

She says the most in-demand services are driver’s licenses and business licenses.

DRT is also busy prepping to implement the local stimulus program — the Ayuda I Mangafa program.

The $500 payment is meant to help eligible Guam families with young adults, students, and disabled individuals over the age of 16 who are claimed as dependents.

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“Beginning midnight tonight [Tuesday at 12:01am], you’ll be able to get online at and you’ll be able to, if you’re eligible, file your application online. There are, of course, forms and documents that are required to be submitted. You’ll be able to submit those electronically through email at – or drop them off in our dropbox,” Shimizu said in an interview with NewsTalk K-57.

Shimizu says her recommendation is for everyone to apply for the program online, although you can pick up a hard copy at your mayor’s office.

The application will only be open for 30 business days from tomorrow, taking us to November 9th.

There’s no word on how long it’ll take to actually pay out the $500.