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Corporate tax relief bill held in Senate committee

...would simplify tax time for businesses. Calling into the hearing from the Anchorage Legislative Information Office, Johanna Bales, deputy director for the Alaska Department of Revenue Tax Division said modern tax automation makes the existing tax...
Online cigarette buyers targeted for taxes

...As required by law, 10 online vendors provided names of customers to state tax officials in recent months, said Johanna Bales, head of the state Department of Revenue's tobacco tax unit. The names of about 635 people were provided by a single...
Smokers stock up on cigarettes to avoid tax hike

...and smoke in bad weather, he said. Right now, the state takes in about $46 million each year from the tax, said Johanna Bales, program manager for tobacco tax for the state of Alaska. Seventy-six percent of the tax is earmarked for the school...
State mining profits surge

...years ago. "Up until the last few years the mining license tax has not generated much revenue for the state," said Johanna Bales, acting deputy director of the Tax Division of the Department of Revenue. State economists agree with Borell and...
Alaska's oil is golden Thursday, Alaska North Slope crude was going for a $109.65 per barrel, nearly a 21 percent premium.Johanna Bales, acting director of the division, said her staff has only occasionally seen Alaskan crude prices exceed that of WTI...
Cruise tax falls short of expectation in Sitka

...Ketchikan, and the lawsuit was dropped.The state collected $16.4 million last year on 820,238 passengers. Johanna Bales, deputy director of the Tax Division in the Department of Revenue, said Sitka is the only Panhandle community to...
State cracks down on mail-order smokers

...state requires individuals buy a $25 license to order cigarettes from out of state and to pay the Alaska taxes, said Johanna Bales, a state revenue auditor. Stores pay the same license fee. Only a handful of Alaskans have bought the license...
Lawmakers to review tax credits

...a progressive surcharge a good start. There are new explorers in the state and new fields under development, said Johanna Bales, deputy director of department. But it's tough to make a correlation between the credits and increased activity...
Troopers bust Russian cigarette operation in western Alaska

...from the Revenue Department first and purchase Alaska tax stamps for every pack of smokes they bring in, according to Johanna Bales, who manages the state's tobacco tax program. The intent of the stamp is to ensure that importers pay the state...
Alcohol tax pushes prices up

...3," he said. "Larger bottles are $6. They've doubled the prices and they're blaming the politicians." Johanna Bales, a revenue auditor with the state Department of Revenue, said her office has received a few calls about the price...


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