sales tax

The Soldotna City Council voted Wednesday night to join an inter-governmental alliance formed to create a streamlined, statewide process in collecting sales tax on internet purchases. Until now, cities and boroughs in the state were on their own in trying to track down all the tax owed locally by online sellers out of state.
    Councilman Dave Carey said he was supporting it to ensure Soldotna got its fair share.


Between all the mudslinging and negative social media ads, some of the candidates for borough assembly have actually taken the time to talk about their thoughts on one of the ballot propositions voters will decide in October.



City of Kenai


Municipalities are still trying to figure out the best way to handle new sales tax collection from online retailers. Amazon, most notably, filed with the borough this month to begin collecting and paying sales tax. But that has left a lot of questions, since the zip codes between borough and city residents can overlap.



The Kenai Peninsula Borough can start expecting sales tax receipts from one of the world’s most popular online retailers. A Supreme Court decision last year paved the way for municipalities to begin collecting sales tax from online retailers such as Amazon. The borough’s finance director, Brandi Harbaugh, says like all sales tax collectors, Amazon will be reporting on a quarterly basis.