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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 an...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 that...
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...
Assembly reconsiders food tax measure

...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 percent...
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...
Soldotna voters reject home rule, there is the possibility of a proposition passing on October's ballot that would eliminate a tax on non-prepared food items. City council member Keith Baxter, said that without the tax on non-prepared foods, the city could lose between...
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...
Soldotna set to vote on home rule

...voter approval of the Kenai Peninsula Borough food-tax that allows Soldotna to collect a year-round tax on non-prepared food items. Anderson said that was not the case. Another reason for the consideration is that the council has been unable...
Sprague: Home rule an important discussion for city

...the lead of the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Whether or not you support a bed tax or a holiday on taxation of non-prepared food items isn't the issue at this time; what I believe IS at issue is whether or not Soldotna should be able to set its...
Home rules do not yet apply a repeal by voter approval of the KPB food-tax that allows Soldotna to collect a year-round tax on non-prepared food items. If the tax is repealed, the city would need to make up $1.2 million in revenue through increased property...


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