The City of Thorne Bay will be conducting an audit of Sales Tax, starting with the Senior Tax Exemptions.  All business’s are required to submit their records for all senior tax exempt sales made within the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2017.

Full copy of the Sales Tax Audit Notice is available in the link provided below titled “Audit of City Sales Tax for Senior Tax Exempt Records Notice”

Audit of City Sales Tax for Senior Tax Exempt Records NOTICE


As a cost saving strategy, The City of Thorne Bay will no longer provide quarterly sales tax forms by mail.  

Sales tax forms will be available at the link below or at 

City Hall, 120 Freeman Drive, Thorne Bay Alaska.  

 The City Clerk will be emailing quarterly sales tax remission reminders, but this is only as a courtesy.  

Each individual or company is responsible for timely submission of tax payments. 

If you would like to have your name added to the reminder list, please send your email address to:

Please put in the subject line “sales tax reminder”.  


Thorne Bay’s sales tax rate is 6%!

If your business has no sales to report for the quarter,

you are still required to submit the return form indicating the appropriate response.

Due dates:

First quarter (Jan, Feb, March) due by:  April 30
Second quarter (April, May, June) due by: July 31
Third quarter (July, Aug, Sept) due by: October 31
Fourth quarter (Oct, Nov, Dec) due by: January 31
Please print off the applicable form and submit to our office with your original signature and payment.


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All Sales Tax may be reported on the form labelled “sales tax occupancy tax”, if you have no occupancy tax to report, enter ZERO.  Thank you!

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