05/20/14 - 8:30am
Who opened up this can of worms again? We already have a bed tax here in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. It is called the “Moock Tax” and was adopted years ago by the borough assembly. Sharon Moock, an assembly member at the time, successfully pushed for this tax and here is how it works. Ordinarily, sales tax is capped in the borough at 3 percent for the borough, plus whatever the city charges if the purchase is made in a city or town that collects sales taxes. So, when you purchase something over $500.00 (the maximum amount capped), your borough sales tax will not exceed $15.00.