Online sales tax passes in third reading
May 16, 2019
The borough assembly passed an online sales tax ordinance that adds language to the current tax code in its third reading at an assembly meeting last week.
The borough's current tax code does not mention internet sales tax, nor does it forbid it. Ordinance #2019-02 will broaden the language in the current sales tax code to include internet venders not located in Petersburg or Alaska.
Some online vendors, such as Amazon, have voluntarily been collecting and remitting online sales taxes on purchases made in Petersburg and Alaska since January, according to borough manager Steve Giesbrecht. He...