Alaska: Local Ballots Deal with Sales Tax
- Sales Tax News
- Oct 8, 2015 | Gail Cole
Voters in the City of Bethel approved a 15% tax on marijuana sales if they are ever permitted, and a 12% tax on alcohol sales if they are ever permitted.
Voters in the City of Fairbanks overwhelming approved a 5% sales tax on future marijuana sales (Proposition A). Retail stores are expected to open sometime in 2016. Once they do, sellers will be required to file and remit taxes by the 15th of each month. Those who report and pay on time “will be reimbursed 2 percent for the use of their resources.”
Voters in the City of Houston opposed a measure to increase local sales tax by 1% (Proposition 2).
The City of Palmer: A small majority of voters decided the city will not permit the commercial marijuana industry, meaning it is imposing a ban on the cultivation, manufacture, testing and retail sales of marijuana (Proposition 1). No marijuana sales means no marijuana sales tax.
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