Alaska: Sales Tax Handbook
Alaska Sales Tax Rate
|State Sales Tax||Local Sales Tax Range||Average Local Tax||Average Combined Tax||Max Combined Tax|
|N/A||0% - 7.85%||1.653%||1.653%||7.85%|
While there is no state sales tax in Alaska, boroughs and municipalities are allowed to collect local sales taxes within their jurisdictions. While Anchorage and Fairbanks (the two largest cities in Alaska) do not charge sales tax, Juneau, for example, charges a local sales tax rate of 5%. As of 2009, 108 Alaskan localities collected a local sales tax.
While Alaska does not collect a sales tax, excise taxes are levied on the sale of certain products, including alcohol, cigarettes & tobacco, and gasoline. These excise taxes are passed on to the consumer in the goods' price.