Alaska – Taxes On Online Sales


Alaskans might soon have to pay local sales tax on that flashy new gadget or jacket they bought from on online retailer, like Amazon, due to new remote seller taxes currently under consideration.

On Monday, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly authorized the city to join the Alaska Remote Sales Tax Commission, a group formed by the Alaska Municipal League to determine what a remote sales tax might look like for Alaska.

City Finance Director Jeff Rogers on Thursday walked the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at the Moose Lodge through the details of how municipalities in the state might collect these taxes, if they so choose.

A 2018 U.S. Supreme Court case, South Dakota v. Wayfair, found that local jurisdictions could collect taxes on remote sales. Remote sales are those that are made through online vendors, by phone, or by mail.

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juneau Empire
by peter segall
November 7, 2019