Anchorage, Alaska Tax Attorneys

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Tax Lawyers in Anchorage

The government of Anchorage, Alaska collects taxes from its residents in order to pay for basic public services, like police and fire departments, libraries, hospitals, and public transit.

In Anchorage, Alaska, taxes can come from many different sources. However, they are always collected at a rate that has been set by the law. Taxes sometimes come in the form of flat fees, but most of them are collected as a percentage of some larger amount of money, such as the value of a piece of property, or income.

Paying your taxes in Anchorage is not optional. It is required by law. If you don't pay your taxes, you could face stiff fines, and even jail time.

Sources of Tax Dollars in Anchorage, Alaska

In Anchorage, StateName>, taxes can come from a range of sources, such as sales tax, licensing fees, and bridge/road tolls.

Sales Tax: The sales tax imposed by Anchorage is on top of the sales tax collected by the government of . Sales taxes are normally fairly small - about 5-7% at the state level, plus a city sales tax that's normally one percent or less.

Licensing Fees: The government of Anchorage issues licenses for engaging in a wide variety of different activities. Most commonly, they issue business licenses, which business owners must obtain before operating any type of business in city limit. The most important of this process is usually paying a fee. While these taxes are called "fees," instead of "taxes," they are functionally identical, and serve the same purpose (namely, raising revenue).

Bridge/Road Tolls: Most large cities in the U.S. charge fees, or tolls, on automobiles entering the city via public bridges and highways. This money is, more or less, a tax on everyone who drives into Anchorage via public infrastructure. This means that everyone who visits is required to make at least a small contribution to the government services they'll be using while there.

How Can a Anchorage, Alaska Tax Attorney Help?

In Anchorage, Alaska, many different laws and regulations govern taxes, making the theoretically simple task of determining one's tax liability pretty confusing. On top of that, there are many different breaks and exemptions that apply to specific types of groups and individuals, further complicating things.

Therefore, it's necessary that you obtain the counsel of a qualified tax lawyer in Anchorage, Alaska if you think that you might need help with your local taxes.

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Life in Anchorage

Anchorage has been voted an "All America City" four times and makes up over 40% of Alaska's total population. The city motto is "Big Wild Life" and there's plenty of it. A survey found roughly 300 black bears and moose, along side 60 grizzly bears call Anchorage home year round. The numbers of moose increase over 1,000 in the winter months. There are also wolves, foxes, beavers, and all other manner of moderate and small native animals that can be easily spotted in Anchorage. That's why so many people decide to visit Anchorage each year.

Tourism play a major role in the economy with natural resource extraction, local and federal government, transportation services, and the military. There are two major military installations in Anchorage, Elmendorf Air Force Base and Fort Richardson, as well as the Kullis Air National Guard Base. In addition to military personnel, the military employs another 8,600 Anchorage civilians. There are a number of airlines headquartered in Anchorage like Alaska Central Express and Hageland Aviation Services but the petroleum industry is one of the most important. Giants like BP and ConocoPhillips have drilling and transportation services in Anchorage that employ thousands of locals.

The International Ice Carving Competition is one aspect to the annual of the Fur Rendezvous Festival held in Anchorage's Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. The festival had a record attendance in 2000 with over 250,000 people visiting. The legendary 9-15 day long Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins ceremonially each year downtown on 4th Street and ends in Nome, Alaska. The race stretches 1,049 miles that are timed. It's known as one of the most intense sporting events due to the distance and blizzards.

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