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Voices of the Peninsula: Weigh local contribution with local benefits

...sales tax increase was then offset by a winter sales tax holiday established in 2009 that prohibits sales tax on non-prepared food items from September through May. All of these changes to local taxation have profound effects on the ability to make...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/102510/ope_725803656.shtml
Opinion
Voters reject ballot propositions

...need more," Witalec said. Proposition one, which would have repealed the seasonal sales tax exemption on non-prepared food items, was voted down 5,740 votes to 2,524, according to Tuesday night's unofficial results. Those results...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-10-04/voters-reject-ballot-propositions
News
Voters to decide on sales tax, redistricting issues in election

...repeal of the seasonal sales tax exemption on non-prepared food items in the borough. Currently, all sales of non-prepared food items are exempt from regular borough sales tax from...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-08-31/voters-to-decide-on-sales-tax-redist
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Mayor, assembly members talk ballot issues

...would repeal the seasonal sales tax exemption of non-prepared food items, if approved. Currently, all sales of non-prepared food items are exempt from regular borough sales tax from...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-09-16/mayor-assembly-members-talk-ballot-i
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Budget passes: Assembly amends mayor's proposal

...decreasing revenue from property tax and sales tax, which will decrease due to the nine-month tax suspension of all non-prepared food items, services would need to be cut to support lowering the mill rate. Because the assembly voted to maintain most...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/060409/new_349213716.shtml
Food tax measure may not affect cities

...meets with voter approval in October, Kenai Peninsula Borough consumers would no longer be charged taxes on non-prepared food items between Sept. 1 and May 31 each year. That rule would also apply to the cities of Soldotna, Seldovia and Homer...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/082908/new_263977194.shtml
Borough mayor has plans for new year

...Proposition 1 takes effect. Come Jan. 1, the 3-percent school-designated borough sales tax will be lifted on all non-prepared food items from Sept. 1 through May 31. Despite the loss of revenue, the school district can expect the borough to continue...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/121008/new_276046315.shtml
Tax not easy to implement: Borough notifies retailers on what food items will be exempt

...effect Jan. 1. Beginning on that date, the borough's 3 percent sales tax will be lifted from so-called "non-prepared" food items, essentially groceries, through May 31. After that, the exemption will then be applied annually from Sept...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/112508/new_359748394.shtml
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