This is in response to Kathy Ramsey’s letter printed in the Feb. 28 edition of the Peninsula Clarion.
The writer said that her suggestions were only common sense. How about all the merchants in Kenai and Soldotna that sell big ticket items of $500 to $2,000? They would lose the sale if the sales tax were $100 as a customer probably won’t drive to Anchorage, where there is no sales tax to save $25, but I’ll guarantee you they will for a $100 savings.
Therefore the Kenai Peninsula, Kenai and Soldotna would lose that sales tax revenue entirely. Sales tax revenue would go down boroughwide, not to mention the financial harm it would cause the local merchants who lost the sale.
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