Senior Tax Exemptions

Special Assistance

If you are not able to move around comfortably, please contact our office at 907-228-6609. Arrangements can be made to meet you in the parking lot so you don't have to come inside the building.

4.50.240 Sales Tax Exemption For Residents Sixty-Five(65) Years of Age

Any person sixty-five (65) years of age or older who is a permanent Borough resident and qualifies for the State of Alaska permanent fund dividend, can apply for a sales tax exemption card. 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. Applications (PDF) can be filled out in advance, but the card can only be issued in person at the Borough offices:
1900 First Avenue, Suite 118
Ketchikan, AK 99901

This brochure (PDF) contains more information about the sales tax exemption.

Merchants may find this poster (PDF) helpful. 

  1. Qualifications
  2. Real Property Exemption