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Assembly sends food tax exemption change to voters

The Kenai Peninsula Borough will be collecting sales tax on non-prepared food items for six months out of the year. The move extends the tax by three months - it will be collected from April 1 through September 31.
Food tax exemption changes still on the table

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday rejected an ordinance that would repeal the winter grocery tax exemption. However, the option to reduce the seasonal sales tax exemption on groceries is not completely off of the table.
Sprague: Home rule an important discussion for city

...destiny.This past summer, two taxation issues, a borough-wide bed tax and a court ruling on the non-prepared food tax exemption, came to the forefront once again. As a general law city, Soldotna is required to follow the lead of the Kenai...
Carey looking for places to cut budget: Borough mayor says funds are needed for Homer solid waste transfer site

...his reasoning behind repealing the non-prepared food tax exemption. That's "$2.8 million in property tax which...schools by $2.8 million that the non-prepared food tax (exemption) is costing us," Carey said. On top of that...
On the ballot: Assembly sends grocery tax exemption repeal to voters

...have a ballot question for October," said Gary Knopp, borough assembly president. The seasonal non-prepared food tax exemption has been an issue for the borough this budget cycle. With the increasing costs of health insurance, and the looming...
Candidates share answers to wide-ranging questions

...dropped the mill rate from 7 to 4½. Proposition 1 on the upcoming ballot asks the public to weigh in on the seasonal food tax exemption. A yes vote would discontinue the exemption and restore $3 million to the original estimated increase to borough...
Borough sales drop: Report: Second quarter numbers down 1.3 percent

...sales tax revenue, finance director Craig Chapman said. But he attributes that primarily to the non-prepared food tax exemption that went into effect this year. The tax exemption lifted the borough's tax on certain food items during the second...


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