Doing Business in the City of Thorne Bay
The City of Thorne Bay welcomes and encourages new business activity as well as supporting our current businesses. The Clerk’s Office staff are available to serve you Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Friday’s from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (with the exception of recognized holidays) at City Hall, 120 Freeman Drive, Thorne Bay, Alaska.
Effective January 1st, 2022, the City of Thorne Bay is using a new paperless, online sales tax and certificate of registration system-MUNIRevs. The City of Thorne Bay is also outsourcing the administration of its sales tax program to the Alaska Municipal Sales Tax Program.
Sales tax returns and payments should be filed either through the new MUNIRevs portal, or submitted in physical form by contacting the Alaska Municipal sales Tax Program.
The online filing reminders and notices will be sent via email exclusively. The online filing portal allows business owners to create a free registration account that enables them to file directly and pay applicable taxes.
To access your existing business account, please follow the MUNIRevs registration steps below.
Go to: https://amstp.munirevs.com
Click on the Green “Go” button on the left-hand side for New Users Registration
Enter your email address
Follow the instructions in the E-mail you will receive which will prompt you to click on a link to bring you to a secure User Profile screen.
Create your User Profile and Click “Continue to Business Profile” (orange button)
Link to your Business Record by entering the b elow information. Note that your license number in the new system has SIX DIGITS, so your account number will begin with zeroes.
• 6 Digit Business License Number:
• MUNIRevs Activation Code:
Choose a role from the drop down list
Now you can return lo the Business Center
In addition to registering your business with the City of Thorne Bay to collect and remit taxes, a business license issued by the State of Alaska is required and may be obtained online at https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/businesslicensing.aspx
3.17.110 SALES TAX EXEMPTION FOR THE ELDERLY.
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.
3.17.100 (x) BUILDING/CONSTRUCTION TAX EXEMPTION PERMIT
Gross receipts in excess of ten thousand dollars derived from sales of material and labor for the clearing of land, excavation, or fill or placement of material on real property for construction of a facility, and sales of building construction materials and labor used in constructing a permanent building within the city, provided that the improvements are constructed pursuant to a valid sales tax exemption permit issued or renewed no more than one year prior to the sale of transaction being exempted from the tax.
Construction materials shall include: all structural and finish materials for a permanent building used on the lot wherein the building is being constructed, and installation of infrastructure to said building such as water, sewer, power and phone and all parts to said infrastructure. Sales, to qualify for this exemption, shall be recorded by the seller, together with the date, the purchaser’s name, and the sales tax exemption permit number. Any purchaser who attempts to avoid paying sales tax by using a sales tax exemption permit number for materials or labor not actually used in the structure for which the permit was issued shall be subject to a civil penalty up to twenty-five percent of the price of the materials or labor involved in the evasive purchase.
The cost of the permit will be six hundred dollars;