state sales tax

Alaska legislators have decided against a state sales tax.

Alaska is in dire need of more revenue — and an ongoing, more stable source of revenue. To help achieve that goal, Governor Bill Walker called a fifth special session of the legislature in July and urged lawmakers to consider the imposition of a statewide 3% sales tax.

On the first day of the special session, lawmakers duly introduced two measures that would do just that. Both were immediately referred to committees. Neither was adopted. Although local sales tax exists in many communities, Alaska will continue without a state sales tax for the foreseeable future.

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