Tax & Accounting Blog

Juneau, AK Ballot Includes Taxing Plastic Bags

Indirect Tax, ONESOURCE, Sales and Use Tax October 3, 2011

Juneau residents are going to decide whether they should add a 15 cent tax to plastic shopping bags in an effort to encourage reusable bags.  Retailers who have had annual average gross sales of $15 million or more over the last five years would collect this tax, which currently applies to only a few businesses in the area.  Senior citizens who show valid exemption cards would be exempt from this tax.  Many localities across the nation have discussed variations on the bag tax in recent years.