Cities Work To Make Sense Of New Online Sales Tax

first_imgAccording to Navarre, it is estimated that the borough will gain an additional $1 ,500,000 in sales tax revenue annually through the collection of remote sellers’ sales tax. Kenai City Attorney Scott Bloom: “Amazon has begun collecting sales tax in the borough. There is a process through Amazon that you can fill out if you believe you have been unfairly taxed.” Amazon filed to collect an online tax from residents living in the borough. This is causing some confusion for those who live in city limits with overlapping zip codes. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Local municipalities are now working out the kinks since Amazon’s announcement earlier this month that they will be charging a 7 percent sales taxes on certain products in Alaska. The Alaska Municipal League is establishing an initial working group intended to plan and hire a contractor to complete necessary steps to implement a statewide, independent, online sales tax administration system for sales by remote sellers. The Kenai City Council intends to introduce a resolution at their next meeting to address this issue. Kenai Councilmember Tim Navarre:“The public does have a right to be upset, they are getting taxed and there is not process in place. They are collecting the tax, and how do we know in which jurisdiction. People in Nikiski under 99611 are getting taxed, and I don’t want the City of Kenai to have that.”last_img

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