Senior Tax Exempt Cards
Senior Tax Exempt Cards for Thorne Bay are available for $15.00 (and are valid for two years) through The City of Thorne Bay if certain requirements are met.
The applicant must be 65 years of age or older. A valid Alaska State Driver’s License or valid State of Alaska ID must be presented at time of application as proof of age.
Proof of Alaskan residency must also be presented at time of application. The easiest way to do this is to provide Proof of Receipt of the previous year’s Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend. This needs to be actual receipt of the dividend, not proof that it was applied for. If unable to provide Proof of Receipt, then a combination of 3 of the following may be presented as proof of residency:
Proof of home ownership, a home purchase contract.
Rent receipts or utility receipts – from the previous, continuous 12 months.
Employment records or unemployment records, from the previous, continuous 12 months.
A contract to move household goods to Alaska dated more than a year prior.
Licensing records such as those for hunting and fishing licenses.
Please call the City of Thorne Bay at (907) 828-3380 or email at email@example.com for any questions concerning the application process.
NOTICE OF SALES TAX AUDIT
The City of Thorne Bay will be conducting periodic audits of Senior Sales Tax Exemption Usage.
Senior’s using a Senior Sales Tax Exemption MUST present their CURRENT Tax Exempt Card to the business in order to receive the exempt status.
Failure to charge sales tax to senior’s whome do not provide their current tax exempt card may result in the business beging responsible for the full tax liability for that senior exemption.
Prior Year Sales Tax Audit Information to Businesses and Residents within Thorne Bay
In July of 2017, the City of Thorne Bay began conducting a Sales Tax Audit of records for all businesses operating or conducting business within the Thorne Bay City Limits, and started with the Senior Tax Exemptions.
All business’s were required to submit their records for all senior tax exempt sales made within the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2017.
As of January 8, 2018, the City has identified $6,716.76, of Sales Tax Revenue being incorrectly exempted under the Senior Sales Tax Exemption.
Thank you to all businesses who take the time to ensure your customers are in fact tax exempt, and that you are charging and collecting the Sales Tax owed on all Sales, Services and Rents, received.
Teri Feibel, CMC