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By Pete Ellis


January 15, 2009

So neither the City nor the Borough seem to be interested in providing winter sales tax levy relief to local residents. So is there any interest in assisting with an initiative effort designed to provide a borough wide levy for a winter sales tax of 2% from November through March and a summer sales tax of 8% from April through October with neither tax subject to any exemptions?

With no exemptions collection simplified and current loopholes avoided so that the changes might just be of substantial benefit and the annual revenues perhaps the same. If you want to lessen your sales tax burden you wait until the winter months to purchase large items locally.

If so, send your further commentary thereon, to Sitnews for community input and a more detailed plan of new sales tax ordinances pursuant to an initiative effort.

Ketchikan, AK

About: "Local resident for a number of years and a desire to alter the impact of our sales tax levy consequences."

Received January, 2009 - Published January 15, 2009



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