Cruise Ship Passenger Tax
By Peter Bolling
February 11, 2006
This past week Superior Court Judge William Morse ruled in favor
of the Alaska Division of Elections in a suit brought by the
NorthWest CruiseShip Association; a judgement that has paved
the way for a statewide vote in November on a ballot measure
that seeks to place a $50.00 tax on cruise ship passengers.
Do any readers of Sitnews know
what impact, if any, a $50.00 tax enacted by the state will have
on our local passenger fee? It is the intent of the city to
pay for the 38 million dollar dock expansion with proceeds from
our local passenger fee. Will that revenue stream be negatively
impacted by the state tax on cruise ship passengers?
An informed opinion would be appreciated.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: Peter Bolling is a 47 year resident.
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