Alaska State Tax Updates



First-Class Perks Include VR Tech On Alaska Air


Alaska Airlines announced that is partnering with French company SkyLights to pioneer a new virtual reality (VR) headset for its first-class passengers. The program makes Alaska Air the first airline in North America to trial the technology as an inflight entertainment device. We’re testing with guests in our Alaska Airlines First Class cabin as it makes for a nicely contained focus group in the air,” Scotland said. “We’ve


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DOJ Approves Alaska Air Acquisition Of Virgin America


It seems Alaska Air Group will be moving forward on its acquisition of Virgin America. Alaska Air noted in a released statement that it is pleased with the approval and that it is looking to close the purchase in “the very near future.” ” The codesharing stipulation will prevent Alaska and American from codesharing on routes where Virgin and American do not compete. In April, Alaska Air announced its $2.6

Alaska Airlines Says Goodbye To Virgin America Brand, Hello To New Perks


By the end of 2019, Alaska Airlines will retire the Virgin American branding and logo it acquired last year. The Alaska Air Group announced on Wednesday (March 22) that the decision has to do with both cost and consistency of branding, GeekWire reported. Late last year, Alaska Air Group completed the $4 billion transaction to acquire Virgin America’s operation and routes, making the merged firm the fifth largest U.S.

Alaska Aims To Lead The Way With Blockchain Voting


A bill proposed in Alaska would make it the first state in the U.S. to leverage blockchain for statewide voting, Alaska Public Media reported on Thursday (April 15). We’re sending ballots to people who shouldn’t be on the rolls here in Alaska,” Shower said. “So

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Airports Expand Range Of Digital Identity Technology


Alaska Airlines sold entire three-seat rows for the price of a single seat during a 48-hour sale in August and September. Authentication Alaska Airlines American Airlines authentication biometrics CLEAR digital identity IAG News travel

NOMAD States: The Latest on Sales Tax


When it relates to sales tax, the NOMAD states refer to the five American states without a statewide sales tax: New Hampshire, Oregon, Montana, Alaska, and Delaware. Alaska: Soon the acronym might be “NOMD”: Alaska seems to be inching toward a statewide sales tax. Alaska Gov.

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Monthly State Sales and Use Tax Update


Alaska has long heard rumblings of a statewide sales tax. Now Alaska has a bill that would adopt a 2% state sales and use tax and enter the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement. There’s always something changing in the world of tax, especially sales tax.

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Home Rule: Can Local Jurisdictions Create Sales Tax Obligations?


One of the most recent headline locales for home rule is Alaska , where local jurisdictions have formed the Alaska Remote Seller Sales Tax Commission to administer the collection and remittance of local sales tax.

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Selling Into States with Unusual Sales Tax Laws


Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon do not. In Alaska , t here’s also no statewide sales tax but a growing number of municipalities are banding together to require that online companies collect and remit local sales tax es.

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7 Ways that Travel Changed in 2017


These included everything from Seabourn’s open-water kayaking off the Alaska coast to Carnival Cruise Lines ’ interactive entertainment experiences. From translating ear buds to devastating earthquakes, the past year has been full of major developments that affected meeting professional road warriors. We saw some changes coming, while others took us totally off-guard. Here are seven developments in 2017 and a forecast of whether or not they will have a lasting impact.

State Sales and Use Tax Update


Alaska’s sales tax collected from online sales into Alaska (in certain local jurisdictions) have helped remote communities balance lost local taxes, news reports say. There’s always something changing or new going on in the world of tax, especially sales tax.

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What's New in State Sales and Use Taxes


Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said he’d support the first statewide sales tax if it’s approved by Juneau lawmakers as part of a plan to pay larger Alaska Permanent Funds dividends to residents. There’s always something changing in the world of tax, especially sales tax.

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Sales and Use Tax Updates from March


The Alaska Remote Seller Sales Tax Commission has approved its “Remote Seller Sales Tax Code & Common Definitions” that would apply to local municipalities in Alaska that choose to adopt it. There’s always something changing in the world of tax, especially sales tax.

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Understanding the Taxability of Your Products and/or Tech Services


Some states like Alaska don’t have a general sales tax at all, but in that state localities are banding together to impose sales tax on products sold over the internet.

Taking a Look at Sales Tax Exemptions and Why They're Important


Also keep an eye on Alaska , which has no statewide sales tax but where communities are banding together to establish nexus thresholds and require remote sellers to collect and remit local sales tax. Taking advantage of sales and use tax exemptions can save your business money and headaches.

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Don't Test Your Luck with Non-Compliance


And i n Alaska, individual municipalities are? This St. Patrick’s Day, don’t look to four-leaf clovers, pots of gold or leprechauns to bail you out of trouble with sales tax.

To Entice Consumers, Airlines Offer BOGO Tickets


In August and September, Alaska Airlines ran a 48-hour sale in which an entire three-seat row was offered for the price of a single ticket. Alaska Airlines, usually in the practice of offering 10 to 12 big promotions a year, now runs three a month, according to WSJ.

Sales Tax Audits - The Danger Grows


In Alaska, municipalities are steadily banding together to impose their own sales tax in a state that doesn’t have one.

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Sales and Use Tax in 2020: A Look Back


Alaska municipalities banded together to administer local sales taxes on remote commerce in July. Someday people will probably use a lot of words to describe 2020. “Un-eventful” Un-eventful” won’t be one of them.

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Tax-Free States? Pay No Income Tax in These 9 Tax-Friendly States!


other than Alaska. And who wants to live in Alaska? There are 7 million people who live in Tennessee, while less than 1 million people live in Alaska. Other states include Alaska, Delaware, Montana, and Oregon. Alaska.

Maximizing Profits Through Proper Tax Planning


No State Sales or Individual Income Tax: Alaska. With more than 30 million small businesses in the US, effective tax planning is essential to maximizing profits and minimizing taxes, keeping more of what is earned, and lowering your taxes for the future. Understanding the intricacies of effective tax planning takes professional guidance to ensure that you are taking advantage of every opportunity.

New Jobless Claims Drop To Lowest Level Since Pandemic’s Start


14, extended benefits were available in Alaska, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York and Texas. . New jobless claims for the week ending Aug.

Wells Fargo Taps Derek Ellington As SMB Banking Chief


percent of American Indian and Alaska Native households lacked access to checking accounts at U.S. Wells Fargo has announced its head of Small Business Banking will be Derek Ellington after luring him away from Bank of America where he worked for two-dozen years, according to a press release.

Wells Fargo Debuts Banking Inclusion Effort For Underserved Communities


percent of American Indian and Alaska Native households don't have access to a U.S. A new commitment from Wells Fargo will try and help underbanked individuals with affordable, easy bank accounts, according to Reuters on Monday (May 17).

New Jobless Claims Drop Amid Variant Rise, Vaccine Unease


In the week that ended July 10, extended benefits were available in Alaska, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island and Texas.

Google Slapped With Antitrust Lawsuit Filed By Coalition Of 38 States


A coalition of 38 state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google , accusing the search giant of engaging in anti-competitive practices, the Associated Press (AP) reported on Thursday (Dec. The federal lawsuit was filed in Washington, D.C.

Amazon Gaming’s Luna Offers Free Trial To Prime Members


except for Hawaii, Alaska and U.S. Amazon said Monday (June 14) that it is opening access to its cloud-gaming platform Luna to Prime members June 21 and 22, which is Amazon Prime Day, according to an announcement on the company’s website.

Biden Getting GOP Pushback On $1.9 Trillion COVID Stimulus


Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Mitt Romney of Utah, part of the bipartisan senators that worked on the package, aren’t sure another round is needed, especially at the price of $1.9 President Joe Biden’s $1.9

Travelers Can Now Use PayPal’s 'Pay In 4' To Pay For Airfare With UATP


Universal Air Travel Plan ( UATP ) will expand its partnership with PayPal to include “ Pay in 4 ,” a program that lets consumers pay for their airfare in four interest-free payments, the global payment network said in an announcement on Wednesday (April 14).

The State-By-State Complexities Of Sales Tax Compliance


100: Minimum number of local tax codes in Alaska. Retailers that want to sell merchandise nationwide must pay attention to how each state’s tax code treats their goods. For example, products considered to be exempt medical necessities in some states might be taxed at high rates in others.

Biden Administration May Be Open To Stricter Stimulus Requirements


Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Mitt Romney of Utah have already voiced critiques, saying they aren’t sure another round is necessary, especially not at the steep $1.9

New Jobless Claims Edge Up Beyond Forecasts


28 were available in Alaska, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York and Texas. For the week ending Sept.

Republicans Propose $600 Billion COVID Stimulus Compromise


Susan Collins , a Maine Republican, has written a letter to Biden along with Mitt Romney of Utah, Rob Portman of Ohio, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and others, saying they were prepared to roll out their proposed legislation on Monday (Feb.

Remote Seller Taxation: A Job For Tax Automation


First, some context, for which we turn to Alaska. Statewide advocacy group the Alaska Municipal League formed the Alaska Intergovernmental Remote Seller Sales Tax Agreement , seeking a standardized remote sales tax in a place where, ironically, there is no state sales tax.

Rakuten In-Store Network Implements Offers In Google Pay


Membership programs such as, Alaska Airlines and United Airlines already harness Rakuten's card-connected offers to let shoppers receive rewards for eCommerce or brick-and-mortar shopping.

Nevada Gov Sisolak Wants Blockchain-Based Cities


The unemployment rate was the second highest in the nation behind Alaska, WSJ notes. "We Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has laid out guidelines for technology companies to develop whole cities based on blockchain, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported.

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No Penalty for Delay in Providing Documents Requested by Lawyer During Litigation


Alaska 2021). Hewko v. Coffman Engineers, Inc., 2021 WL 3832241 (D.

Jobless Claims Hit New Post-Pandemic Low


Extended pandemic benefits in the week ending June 26 were available in Alaska, California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Texas.

Slight Uptick In New Unemployment Claims


Extended benefits were available in 11 states during the week ending June 19 — Alaska, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Texas.

New Unemployment Claims Down 48K To 709K


and Alaska (6.1). Another 709,000 Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits the week ending Nov. 7, a decrease of 48,000 over the prior week.

New Jobless Claims Tick Up As Labor Shortage Continues


Alaska, Iowa, Missouri and Mississippi dropped or reduced the boost in benefits and other states are following suit. As the U.S. economy begins to fully reopen after more than a year of lockdowns and layoffs, new unemployment claims declined six weeks in a row.

Coronavirus Refunds: Norwegian Cruise Line Travelers To Receive Credits, Reimbursements


As it stands, the cruise line is halting all voyages through the end of August, all voyages in September with the exception of Alaska cruises based in Seattle and certain voyages in October on Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Gem.