Acting Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell announced Wednesday that the 2013 Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) will be $900.
670,865 Alaskans applied for the 2013 dividend this year – a decrease of approximately 7,000 applications from 2012.
The first dividends will be paid on October 3, when approximately 507,000 applicants will receive a direct deposit into their bank account, and 86,000 will be mailed a check. Paper checks will enter the U.S. mail system on October 3 from Juneau.
More than $484 million will be directly deposited into Alaskans' bank accounts this year, with a total distribution, including checks, of $576,225,723.51. Beginning October 24, and continuing monthly thereafter, applications that become eligible will be paid by either check or direct deposit.
This year marks the 32nd dividend paid to Alaskans. An individual who qualified for all of the Permanent Fund Dividends to date has received $35,143.41. Following the 2013 dividend payment, the total funds disbursed to Alaskans by the division, including the Resource Rebate, since inception of the dividend program will total more than $20.7 billion.