Ketchikan Gateway Borough


Senior Citizen Exemptions

Senior Citizens are exempt from sales taxes in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough and the City of Ketchikan for purchases of items for use by themselves and their spouses.  Application must be made in person at the Borough Offices at 1900 First Avenue, Suite 118. 

Any person sixty-five (65) years of age or older who is a resident of the State of Alaska and has been a bona fide resident of the borough for not less than one hundred eighty (180) consecutive days is considered eligible for a sales tax exemption card. 

Effective October 1, 2010 an applicant must be eligible for the State of Alaska Permanent Fund dividend under AS 43.23.005 for that same year or for the immediately preceding year.