taxes

Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, once again, took up the topic of new taxes Tuesday in order to fill the roughly $4 million fiscal gap it’s facing going into budget season. The assembly had two tax items on its agenda, a bed tax, which it declined to send to voters, and a sales tax increase, which will be hashed out next month. The assembly heard from the Southern peninsula lodging industry and residents who said a bump to the sales tax was the most appealing option.

Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough

The Kenai Borough Assembly made two moves towards putting revenue measures on October’s ballot Tuesday. The assembly passed an underfunded budget earlier this spring, and it has been seeking ways to fill the remaining $4.1 million budget gap.

Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is still searching for viable options to fill the borough’s $4.1 million budget gap. The assembly passed an $83 million budget this spring and voted down two revenue measures.  Earlier this month, the assembly began looking at a bed tax proposal. Now, Assembly President Kelly Cooper plans to introduce another option.

Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is still looking at ways to fund its $83 million budget. The assembly approved the spending plan earlier this spring, but failed to pass new revenue measures to fill a $4.1 million budget gap.  Borough Mayor Mike Navarre wants to put an 8 percent bed-tax proposal on the ballot this October to backfill the revenue shortage.  

Senior Tax Exemption Will Go To Voters

Jul 28, 2016
Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough

Kenai Peninsula Borough voters will have their say on whether the borough’s optional senior property tax exemption will be phased out.


Borough Considers Lowering Senior Tax Exemption

Jun 29, 2016
Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

As the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly works its way through proposed changes to the tax codes, the idea to phase out the senior property tax exemption has garnered the most public comment.

Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is considering changing the boundary between the southern and central peninsula hospital services area. The move would save Ninilchik residents on their tax bills, but could be a taxing hit to the finances of the South Peninsula Hospital Service Area.