Sales tax break should be applied on non-prepared foods

Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2010

Be sure to check your grocery receipts.

Non-prepared foods are exempt from Kenai Peninsula Borough sales tax between Sept. 1 and May 31.

Some customers say they recently found retailers mistakenly charging the tax. So far, complaints are minimal and mistakes marginal, but it's important to be on the lookout.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough's finance director said since the sales tax exemption law went on the books in 2008, a few vendors each year have forgotten to apply tax breaks. Items not subject to the tax exemption include food sold in a heated state and food made with at least two ingredients mixed by the seller.

Earthquake rattles southcentral Alaska

ANCHORAGE-- A magnitude 4.4 earthquake shook up southcentral Alaska on Wednesday afternoon.

The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center says the quake occurred at 2:45 p.m. It was felt in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city.

The epicenter was 40 miles southwest of Anchorage at a depth of 34 miles.

The center says a tsunami was not generated.

-- The Associated Press

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