By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel 

Wrangell sets record for sales tax revenues

Collections from online merchants continue to climb


November 1, 2023

The borough collected a record amount of sales tax revenues in the fiscal year that ended June 30, passing the $4 million mark.

A growing share of the borough’s tax collections is coming from online sales, just over $401,000, according to Finance Director Mason Villarma.

That 10% share of total sales tax receipts in the past fiscal year is substantially higher than the roughly 6% share two years ago.

“It’s bittersweet,” Mayor Patty Gilbert said of the increase in online shopping.

The increased tax revenue is not entirely the result of residents spending more online; it’s also more...

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