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Fred Meyer delayed on grocery tax repeal

Although the ordinance allowing a sales tax to be collected in Soldotna on non-prepared food items was repealed in the Oct. 6 regular election, customers at Fred Meyer were still paying sales taxes Tuesday.Kenai Peninsula...
Ballot propositions require careful consideration

...repeals a borough ordinance that allows general law cities - Soldotna, Seldovia and Homer - to levy a sales tax on non-prepared food items from September through May, when groceries are exempted from borough sales tax. A no vote leaves the ordinance...
District 1 candidates on the issues

...round. This targets the grocery tax in the city of Soldotna, which is the only non-home rule city that taxes non-prepared food items year round, at 3 percent.Wolf said he supported the ordinance because many borough residents, his family...
Grocery tax exemption heads to polls

...purchased groceries - or "non-prepared food items," in legal language...levy their own taxes on non-prepared food items until the borough assembly...nine months of the year. Non-prepared food items are exempt from tax from...
Assembly sends food tax exemption change to voters

...story has been updated to correct errors. The non-prepared food item tax measure approved by the assembly included...voters whether the seasonal sales tax exemption on non-prepared food items should be reduced to six months out of the year...
Food tax up for re-examination

...ordinance, introduced by assembly member Blaine Gilman, would repeal the seasonal exemption from sales taxes on non-prepared food items for nine months of the year. Since it was passed, the borough has seen a reduction of more than $16 million...
School board stays out of grocery tax debate

...formally support the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly's ordinance that would allow for year-round taxation of non-prepared food items. The request was introduced in the form of a resolution, put before the school board during Monday's meeting...
Grocery tax relief measure makes 2015 ballot Seldovia adopted a similar resolution. According to language in the 2008 borough ordinance, "Exempting non-prepared food items for nine months each year will likely have a significant impact on the cities' revenues." Price said volunteers...
Assembly reconsiders food tax measure

...exemption. Currently, within the Soldotna and Kenai city limits, the borough collects a 3 percent tax on certain non-prepared food items, which it then returns to the cities, for the entire year. For three months of the year, an additional 3...
Food tax is on the table again

The seasonal exemption from sales taxes on non-prepared food items is on the table again.Blaine Gilman introduced the ordinance that would allow for the borough to collect taxes from Sept.1...


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