January 03, 2009
Every Alaskan can apply online for their 2009 PFD. Alaskans who qualify and register through the myAlaska program can electronically sign theirs and their children's PFD applications. To quality you must have received a PFD in 2008, and have a valid AK Driver's License or Alaska ID. MyAlaska accounts are designed to that you only sign up once and use the account year after years for various State service. Applicants can opt to print and sign a signature page if filing online.
PFD Division Director Debbie Bitney said, "I'm excited about the new opportunities that are being offered through the PFD application process to benefit Alaskan families. Applicants will have the opportunity to donate a portion, or their entire dividend to their favorite nonprofit through the online application. Veterans will have the opportunity to voluntarily provide their contact information to veterans' groups through both the paper and online applications. This is the first years for these tow programs that were designed and created to enrich the lives of Alaskans."
According to PFD Division Manager, Amy Skow, in 2008 the Division received over 450,000 online applications, 71% of the nearly 640,000 applications received for the 2008 PFD. Skow encourages all Alaskans to discover for themselves the convenience of online filing and signing electronically.
Alaskans without computer access can apply online using public computers available in the PFD offices, at public libraries and at Legislative Information Offices.
The 2009 PFD application period runs from January 1 through March 21, 2009. The online application process became available at 12:01 am on January 1, 2009.
The 2009 dividend amount will be announced mid-September, 2009.
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