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The Ultimate Guide To Alaska Sales Tax

Welcome to our handy guide on Alaska sales tax. We'll walk you through everything you need to know, from the specific sales tax rates in different counties and cities across Alaska to answering some of the most common questions. Plus, we'll guide you on how to efficiently collect and file your sales tax in Alaska.

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The most peculiar thing about Alaska's sales tax is its absence. It's like the state's moose, big and non-existent.

Alaska: Land of No State Sales Tax

Just so you know, Alaska as a state doesn't have a sales tax, but you'll find that some of its cities and boroughs do. If your business falls under these local sales tax jurisdictions, you'll need to reach out to the respective municipal governments for their specific rules and forms. A handy way to find this local contact info is through the Division of Community and Regional Affairs Mapping, Analytics, and Data Resources (MADR) Section.

The power given to these local governments to set up a sales tax ordinance and decide what gets taxed is pretty broad, according to the state constitution and laws. There aren't many items that are non-taxable by state law, so it's best to contact the municipality directly if you're curious about what's exempt. While state law does outline a few exemptions, most exemption decisions are really up to the local areas.

Also, a heads-up: a sales tax can only be put into action if there's a vote on it and the majority of voters say yes. In the past, there was a cap on how high a municipality could go with their sales tax rate, but that's not the case anymore.
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Some localities in Alaska charge extra tax on fur clothing. It's the price for staying fashionably warm.

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