Alaska Supreme Court upholds Mat-Su tobacco tax

The Alaska Supreme Court has upheld the Matanuska Susitna Borough’s right to levy an excise tax on tobacco. The decision sets a precedent for second class boroughs in Alaska. The case goes back to May of 2005, when the Borough Assembly adopted an ordinance assessing the tax.

Ellen Lockyer, APRN – Matanuska-Susitna Borough

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