Tag: taxes

Tax increase goes into effect in the new year, elections announced 

A 1% city sales tax increase took effect last week. This action raised the local sales tax from 6% to 7% overall.  The tax increase...

Better Business Bytes: 5 tips for finding a trustworthy tax pro

Surviving tax season doesn’t have to be a solo mission. There are plenty of tax professionals ready to assist leading up to the April 18 deadline to file.

IRS offers guidelines to avoid tax season fraud

Internal Revenue Service criminal investigators have issued guidelines to help taxpayers avoid tax-related fraud this year, to protect their financial well-being.

Koplin: Loss of fish tax revenues would be devastating

Legislation aimed at repealing revenue sharing of fisheries business taxes with municipalities is drawing strong criticism from leaders of fisheries-based communities, including Cordova Mayor...

Plan to grab fish taxes doesn’t impress Senate committee

None of the members of the Senate Community and Regional Affairs committee live near the sea, but at a recent hearing they were not...

Focus remains on Fiscal Year 2020 budget

Hello from Juneau. With the Legislature now in its third month, it is a very active time in the Capitol. While committees debate legislation...

Letter: Support state shared fishery taxes

State shared fishery taxes are of critical importance to Southwest Alaska fishery dependent communities.Unalaska shared fish taxes make up 26 percent of Unalaska 31...

Valdez opposes using oil, gas property taxes for state

A resolution passed by the Valdez City Council opposes legislation proposed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy that would prevent municipalities from continuing to levy and...

Cole: Dunleavy budget could hardly be more ridiculous

By Terrence ColeFor the Cordova TimesThe proposed budget recently released by the Dunleavy administration reflects a stunning level of ignorance about the realities of...

Shoot! The air’s full of widgeons!

Back in the days of my youth, when the Copper River Delta was overwhelmed with migrating waterfowl every fall, Dad mentored me in the...
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