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Alert Juneau Tax Division Office Mailing Address Update 

All mail sent to the Tax Division office in Juneau through the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to P.O. Box 110420, Juneau, AK 99811. Beginning Oct. 1, the Post Office will not deliver mail to the division’s Willoughby Avenue address, and the mail will be returned to the sender. In those cases, tax returns and payments may miss their filing deadline. This change does not affect the Anchorage Tax Division office.

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Large Passenger Vessel Gambling Tax
2015 Annual Report

Large Passenger Vessel Gambling Tax Reports

AS 43.35


Alaska imposes a tax on the adjusted gross income of gambling activities aboard large passenger vessels in the state. Gambling activities include the use of playing cards, dice, roulette wheels, coin-operated instruments or machines, or other objects or instruments used for gaming or gambling, and any other gambling activities aboard large passenger vessels in Alaska. The tax is imposed on the operator of gaming or gambling activities.


The large passenger vessel (LPV) gambling tax rate is 33% of the adjusted gross income. Adjusted gross income means gross income less prizes awarded, and federal and municipal taxes paid or owed on the income.


Operators of gaming and gambling activities on LPVs file calendar-year returns that are due April 15 of the following year.


There are no exemptions for the LPV gambling tax.

Disposition of Revenue

The Department of Revenue’s Tax Division deposits all proceeds from the LPV gambling tax into the commercial vessel passenger (CVP) tax account in the General Fund.


2006 – The LPV gambling tax was enacted by 2006 Primary Election Ballot Measure No. 2. The measure was approved by voters at the Aug. 26, 2006, primary election. The results of the election were certified Sept. 18, 2006, and the initiative’s provisions became effective Dec. 17, 2006.

2010 – The Alaska Legislature created the “large passenger vessel gaming and gambling tax account” as a subaccount of the CVP tax account and directed all proceeds from the LPV gambling tax to be deposited in the new account.

Data with additional years.

  Collections Summary

Fiscal Year

2015 2014 2013 2012

   Tax Collections

$6,611,786 $6,656,902 $5,983,333 $5,155,954

  Filing Information

Fiscal Year

2015 2014 2013 2012

   Number of Returns

10 6 10 9

   Number of Taxpayers

9 6 8 8

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