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Although the ordinance allowing a sales tax to be collected in Soldotna on non-prepared food items was repealed in the Oct. 6 regular election, customers at Fred Meyer were still paying sales taxes Tuesday.Kenai Peninsula...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-10-20/fred-meyer-delayed-on-grocery-tax-re
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Voices of the Peninsula: Vote No on Prop 1 and demand changes to borough tax structure

...93 per week on groceries. Assuming 75% is for non-prepared foods and all is spent within the City of Soldotna, the...is required to follow. The current exemption of non-prepared foods is vague and includes many foods that are not...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-09-30/voices-of-the-peninsula-vote-no-o
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Soldotna council looks at Arc Lake campfires, borough ballot initiative

...efforts to influence the outcome of a citizen referendum to repeal the city's ability to collect sales tax on non-prepared food during nine months of the year. Council member and mayoral candidate Pete Sprague offered the ordinance to amend...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-09-09/soldotna-council-looks-at-arc-lake-c
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Opinion: Survey gauges candidates' views on senior issues

...declined to participate.Question 1. Sales tax on non-prepared foods has a significant impact on the budget of fixed-income...that reinforces the Seasonal Sales Tax Exemption on non-prepared foods? District 1: Kelly Wolf, YES; Robin Davis...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-10-04/opinion-survey-gauges-candidates-
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Four in the running for Soldotna City Council

...repeal a 2008 borough ordinance that authorized general law cities in the borough to collect 3 percent sales taxes on non-prepared foods during wintertime; that effort resulted in proposition 1 which voters will decide on Oct. 6. On issues the city...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-10-04/four-in-the-running-for-soldotna-cit
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-10-01/ballot-propositions-require-caref
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-09-29/district-1-candidates-on-the-issues
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Grocery tax exemption heads to polls

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

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-09-16/grocery-tax-exemption-heads-to-polls
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Assembly sends food tax exemption change to voters

...This 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-08
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-16/food-tax-up-for-re-examination
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