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Anchorage considers local sales tax

 


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Anchorage officials could soon consider a proposal to bring a sales tax to the city.

Anchorage Assembly member Bill Evans is drafting the ordinance that calls for a 4 percent tax on goods and services. He said it will help diversify the municipality’s revenue stream and offset property taxes “dollar for dollar.”

“People have been pretty upset about the rising property taxes. There’s a limit to what I think you can bear in property taxes in a municipality this size,” Evans told Alaska Public Media on Tuesday (http://bit.ly/2fE8zx1). “So diversifying t...



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