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Q&A: Soldotna council candidates share views

...future. The first is the loss of $1.0 - $1.2 million dollars of revenue with the repeal of the sales tax on prepared food items if passed. In the short term the residents of Soldotna will benefit from a small savings in sales tax, but the...
Ballot propositions require careful consideration

...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

...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 included...
Grocery tax exemption heads to polls

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


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