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Local cost of smoking may float higher

...proposed increase will only apply to packs of cigarettes, which will now have a $3 excise tax.Finance Director Bob Bartholomew clarified that this will be in addition to the $2 state tax and the 5 percent city sales tax already in place.Historically...
Most seniors support equal taxes

...exemptions, restricting to "needs based" essentials and basing eligibility on income level.City Finance Director Bob Bartholomew began by clarifying that the meeting wasn't meant to discriminate against the senior community and that "everybody...
Senior tax exemption up for public comment

...never expire once they're issued and the program has been growing steadily over the years, city Finance Director Bob Bartholomew said. In fiscal year 2013, 588 seniors were issued a card. In 2006, that number was 312.The growth of the program...
To raise revenue, Juneau Assembly targets tax exemptions numbers. Some of those exemptions are state and federal mandates and cannot be altered, city finance director Bob Bartholomew said in a past Empire report. The rest are being scrutinized by the committee and are subject to change.Although...
Juneau sales tax income perks up

...for more, the amount - $43.4 million - is a small bit more than last year's returns.City finance director Bob Bartholomew called the final numbers "great," noting that the shortcoming was less than one half of a percent of the total...
Assembly eyes tax changes

...Some of those exemptions are mandated by state and federal governments and cannot be changed, city finance director Bob Bartholomew said, and some of them wouldn't be worth changing, he wrote in an issue paper for the committee's most recent...
City limps toward sales tax collection goal

...think we have a reasonable chance at it, but I would say it's at the high end of doable," city finance director Bob Bartholomew said at Wednesday's Assembly finance committee meeting. "We could be right at budget or we could be a little under...
Assembly approves city, schools budgets

...shortfall projected for that year. Meetings on the 2016 budget will likely start in July, city finance director Bob Bartholomew said.Assemblyman Loren Jones said during Monday's meeting that the Assembly needs to adopt a more holistic view...
Bartlett Hospital to raise rates

...least, is the hospital "may be charging so much that people are going out of town," said city finance director Bob Bartholomew.Interim hospital CFO Alan Germany told the Assembly Finance Committee April 30 that patients turning elsewhere for...
CBJ tax hike is taken off the table

...stands, the fiscal year 2016 budget plans for a $2.1 million draw from the fund balance. City finance director Bob Bartholomew projected at the meeting that the city would have a remaining $3.3 million in that account at the end of FY2016...


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