Is 'tax-free' going the way of the dinosaur in Southeast?


With Petersburg foregoing a tax-free day this spring, is Wrangell next on the list of Southeast cities that will abandon their customer-friendly days of no sales tax in the Borough?

This past weekend’s tax-free day was the latest sales holiday where money the Borough would usually take in did not make it into city coffers.

With the distinct possibility of a 5.5 percent sales tax rate reduction looming on the October ballot, the City and Borough of Wrangell could see an end to the tax-free holidays local citizens have enjoyed since its inception in 2008. The day was established twice a ye...

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