Anchorage’s alcohol tax, which takes effect Feb. 1, 2021, is expected to bring the Municipality of Anchorage around $12-$13 million in tax revenues.
Because of language in the tax, that money can’t go into the general fund and instead must be used for new budget items to address three broad categories:
- Public safety and first responders
- Child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence
- Mental health, substance misuse and homelessness
The recently-passed 2021 operating budget for the municipality is the first to include allocations for the tax revenues.
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