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Alaska: Local Sales Tax Rates


 Bear don't pay sales tax in Alaska, no matter where they are.

Alaska is one of five states in the nation with no state sales tax, along with Delaware, New Hampshire, Montana, and Oregon. But the lack of a state sales tax does not mean that Alaska is entirely free of sales tax. In fact, many municipalities in Alaska imposes a local sales tax. According to a 2011 report, 103 municipalities levy a general sales tax, and 14 more levy a general sales tax but didn't report to the state. Rates vary considerably, as evidenced by the list below.

Local Sales Tax Rates in Alaska

  • Adak, 4%,
  • Alakanuk, 4%,
  • Akeknagik, 4%,
  • Ambler, 3%,
  • Angoon, 3%,
  • Aniak, 2%,
  • Bethel, 6%,
  • Brevig Mission, 3%,
  • Buckland, 6%,
  • Chefornak, 2%,
  • Chevak, 3%,
  • Clarks Point, 5%,
  • Cordova, 6%,
  • Craig, 5%,
  • Deering, 3%,
  • Dillingham, 6%,
  • Diomede, 4%,
  • Eek, 2%,
  • Elim, 3%,
  • Emmonak, 3%,
  • False Pass, 3%,
  • Fort Yukon, 3%,
  • Galena, 3%,
  • Gambell, 3%,
  • Goodnews Bay, 3%,
  • Gustavus, 3%,
  • Haines Borough, 5.5%,
  • Homer, 4.5%,
  • Hoonah, 6%,
  • Hooper Bay, 4%,
  • Houston, 2%,
  • Hydaburg, 4%,
  • Juneau, City and Borough, 5%,
  • Kake, 5%,
  • Kenai, 3%,
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough, 3%,
  • Ketchikan, 3.5%,
  • Ketchikan Gateway Borough, 2.5%,
  • King Cove, 4%,
  • Kivalina, 2%,
  • Klawock, 5.5%,
  • Kodiak, 6%,
  • Kotlik, 3%,
  • Kotzebue, 6%,
  • Koyuk, 2%,
  • Kwethluk, 5%,
  • Lake and Peninsula Borough, 2%,
  • Larsen Bay, 3%,
  • Manokotak, 2%,
  • Marshall, 4%,
  • Mekoryuk, 4%,
  • Mountain Village, 3%,
  • Napakiak, 4%,
  • Nenana, 4%,
  • Newhalen, 2%,
  • Nightmute, 2%,
  • Nome, 5%,
  • Nondalton, 3%,
  • Noorvik, 4%,
  • North Pole, 4%,
  • Nunam Iqua, 4%,
  • Nunapitchuk, 3%,
  • Old Harbor, 3%,
  • Ouzinkie, 3%,
  • Palmer, 3%,
  • Pelican, 4%,
  • Petersburg, 6%,
  • Pilot Point, 3%,
  • Pilot Station, 4%,
  • Point Hope, 3%,
  • Port Alexander, 4%,
  • Quinhagak, 3%,
  • St. Mary's, 3%,
  • St. Michael, 4%,
  • Saint Paul, 3%,
  • Sand Point, 3%,
  • Savoonga, 3%,
  • Saxman, 3.5%,
  • Scammon Bay, 2%,
  • Selawik, 5%,
  • Seldovia, 2% / 4.5%,
  • Seward, 4%,
  • Shaktoolik, 4%,
  • Shishmaref, 2%,
  • Shungnak, 2%,
  • Sitka, City and Borough, 5% / 6%,
  • Municipality of Skagway, 3% / 5%,
  • Soldotna, 3%,
  • Stebbins, 3%,
  • Tanana, 2%,
  • Teller, 3%,
  • Tenakee Springs, 2%,
  • Thorne Bay, 6%,
  • Togiak, 2%,
  • Toksook Bay, 2%,
  • Unalakleet, 5%,
  • Unalaska, 3%,
  • Wales, 3%,
  • Wasilla, 2%,
  • White Mountain, 1%,
  • Whittier, 5%,
  • Wrangell, City and Borough, 7%, and
  • Yakutat, City and Borough, 4%.

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Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.