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New Guidance for Remote Sellers in Alaska: Register & Collect Sales Tax

NOMAD is no more.

It’s time for remote sellers and marketplace facilitators to register and collect sales tax in Alaska.

No, The Last Frontier has not instituted a statewide sales tax. But several municipalities have instituted local remote seller sales taxes in Q1 2020. That means it’s time to pay attention to the state.

Local sales taxes have been instituted in:

  • City & Borough of Juneau (Put in place Feb. 3, 2020)
  • City of Wasilla (Feb. 24, 2020)
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough (Feb. 24, 2020)
  • City of Kenai (Feb. 24, 2020)
  • City of Homer (Feb. 24, 2020)
  • City of Seldovia (Feb. 24, 2020)
  • City of Soldotna (Feb. 24, 2020)
  • City of Seward (Feb. 24, 2020)
  • City & Borough of Wrangell (March 1, 2020)
  • City of Nome (March 9, 2020)
  • Haines Borough (March 10, 2020)
  • City of Adak (March 17, 2020)
  • City of Palmer (March 24, 2020)

Remote sellers and marketplace facilitators who realize more than $100,000 in statewide gross sales in a calendar year OR who make 200 or more transactions statewide in a calendar year are required to register, collect and remit sales tax in the above municipalities.

The qualifying thresholds are statewide, but sales tax only need be collected and remitted on sales in those cities and boroughs.

Businesses who may be affected can register centrally at the Alaska Remote Sellers Sales Tax Commission Portal. There is no need to contact the jurisdictions individually.

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