Petersburg Pilot -

By Ben Muir 

Borough: Local businesses must collect sales tax if they sell at Oktoberfest


October 26, 2017

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Marj Oines and customer discuss her wares, handmade wooden spoons and other trinkets at last year's Oktoberfest Art Share.

The Muskeg Maleriers are sponsoring the 41st Oktoberfest Art Share in Petersburg on Saturday, and a borough official said businesses have to charge a sales tax.

The Oktoberfest craft fair Saturday at the community center is set to feature nearly 60 vendors including food booths with sushi, Thai food, frozen cookie dough and tamales, among others. Local artists will also be there, and nonprofit organizations will be selling memberships, said Sally Dwyer with the Maleriers.

If a registered business in Petersburg intends to sell items at Oktoberfest, they will need to collect a sales tax, sa...

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