Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Borough Taxes and Payment Due Dates

The Borough levies several taxes, including a bed tax, car registration, a business inventory tax, real property tax, tobacco tax and marjiuana tax. Each of them is collected in it's own way, and has separate due dates. Most payments can be made online, by mail, in person, or be dropped off at one of our dropboxes in Palmer and Wasilla.

Curious about how taxes work, and where the money goes? We have summarized how Borough finances work in our annual Popular Annual Financial Report.

Payment Methods

Questions? Call Collections at (907)861-8610.


Online (Credit Card or ACH): Pay Online
Mail (check only):
350 East Dahlia Ave.
Palmer Ak. 99645
In Person (Cash, Check, or Credit Card):
350 E.  Dahlia Ave. Palmer
Drop Boxes (check only):
DSJ Building (Main Borough Building)
350 E. Dahlia Ave., Palmer
Station 6-1
101 W Swanson, Wasilla, AK 99654
Station 6-5
680 N. Seward-Meridian Parkway, Wasilla, AK 99654

Property Tax Exemption for Senior Citizens/Disabled Veterans

Mat-Su voters recently adopted an additional property tax exemption for senior citizens/disabled veterans. Up to $150,000 of the assessed value may be exempt under the mandatory Senior Citizen/Disabled Veteran exemption program for qualified applicants. Up to $114,000 of the assessed value may be exempt under the optional Senior Citizen/Disabled Veteran exemption program for qualified applicants.

Bed Tax

Bed Tax Quarterly Return

Bed Tax is collected quarterly. If you provide traveler accommodations, you are required to collect the tax and file a Bed Tax Return every quarter. The return and payment are due date 30 days after the last day of the quarter filed.

Personal Property (Business Inventory)

The Business Inventory Tax is leveed on inventory over $1,000,000 and due annually. The Business Inventory Return is due in March. Payment is made in two installments, in August and February.

 

Tax Due DateInstallment
March 15 (Business Inventory Return Due Date)
 August 15 (First Installment)
 February 15 (Second Installment)

Tobacco Tax

Tobacco Tax Monthly Return Pay Tobacco Tax Online

The Tobacco tax is an excise tax and is due from the vendor. To apply to be a Tobacco retailer, submit the Tobacco Retailer Application.

Real Property

The borough assesses a real property tax based on property values. There is an assessment & appeals period in February of the year. Taxes are billed July 1st and due either in full on the first installment date, or split into the two installments listed below.

Tax Due DateInstallment
 August 15  (First Installment)
 February 15  (Second Installment)

Payment

Payment may be made online, by mail, placed in a dropbox or in person.

Online: Pay Online
  • new ACH (echeck) - fee $1
  • Credit Card - processing fee 3%
Mail (check):
350 East Dahlia Ave.
Palmer Ak. 99645

Drop Boxes (check):
350 E. Dahlia Ave., Palmer

Station 6-1
101 W Swanson, Wasilla, AK 99654

Station 6-5
680 N. Seward-Meridian Parkway, Wasilla, AK 99654

In Person  (Cash, Check, or Credit Card):
350 E.  Dahlia Ave. Palmer

Car Registration

The borough vehicle registration tax is collected as a part of the standard vehicle registration tax through the State of Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles.

Permanent Registration

The Mat-Su is the first municipality to opt into the State’s permanent car and trailer registration program for older vehicles. In Jan. 2015, owners of vehicles and trailers eight years and older can register their property permanently and avoid paying future registration fees. This is done at the State of Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles.

Talkeetna Sewer & Water (Area 36) Sales Tax

Talkeetna Area 36 Sales Tax Return Pay Talkeetna Area 36 Sales Tax Online

Mail early as postmark is not considered for timely payment.
Sales tax report & payment must be received by the due date, no later than 5:00 pm in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough collection office. 

Tax Period Due Date 
 January 1 - 31, 2024  February 29, 2024
 February 1 - 29, 2024  March 29, 2024
 March 1 - 31, 2024 April 30, 2024
 April 1 - 30, 2024 May 31, 2024
 May 1 – 31, 2024 June 28, 2024
 June 1 – 30, 2027  July 31, 2024
 July 1 – 31, 2024  August 30, 2024
August 1 – 31, 2024 September 30, 2024
September 1 – 30, 2024 October 31, 2024
October 1 – 31, 2024 November 27, 2024
November 1 – 30, 2024 December 31, 2024
December 1 – 31, 2024 January 31, 2025

 

Marijuana Tax

Marijuana Tax Quarterly Return

Marijuana Tax is collected quarterly.  Each retail Marijuana Facility is required to complete a self reported Marijuana Tax Quarterly Return. Payments are due 30 days from the last day of the reporting quarter.