Business Personal Property Taxes
The Treasury Division, Property Tax Office is responsible for the original billing and collecting of taxes for businesses located within the Municipality of Anchorage. January 1 of each year the owner of a business is required to file an assessment return with the Municipal Assessor's Office by a specified deadline.
If you sold or closed a business after January 1, the business is taxable for the full current year. The Municipality does not prorate taxes between buyer and seller or for the number of days the business was operated during a calendar year.
For additional information about filing an assessment return, please contact the Assessor's Office at (907) 343-6770 or click here to visit their web site.
If the assessment form is:
- Returned by the specified deadline, the property tax is billed as a timely filing roll. The tax notice for timely filing rolls are mailed out September 1, due December 31.
- Not returned by the specified deadline or is not filed at all, the business property tax is billed as a late or involuntary filing roll. The tax notices for late or involuntary filing rolls are mailed out December 1, due December 31 and includes a 10% penalty on the tax amount for not filing the assessment form timely or for not filing at all.
If payment is made after the scheduled due date, the account will be assessed a 10% late payment penalty on the installment amount that was due and interest will accrue until the account is paid to a zero balance or referred to outside collection agency..
You may pay your Business Personal Property tax to the Municipality of Anchorage by credit card or electronic check. There are only two options available to pay your Business Personal Property tax account balances with a credit card. There will be a nominal fee of 2.55% charged for credit card and $1.95 charged for electronic check for use of these services.
You may use either of the two methods listed below:
(Note: To complete the transaction by either of the two methods, be ready to provide your "Account Number." Your account number contains thirteen (13) digits and is included on billing statements sent by the Municipality.)
- Visit http://www.officialpayments.com/ , or
- Call 1-800-272-9829 (at the prompt, enter Jurisdiction Code 1201).
- To pay your business property tax you must select the "Local Payments" tax option and then the "Property Tax" option.
- Confirmation Number. Payment is valid only if a confirmation number is received when the transaction is complete. If paying online, print/save the confirmation page as proof of payment.
If the account continues to go unpaid, it will be referred to an outside collection agency where they will pursue further collection. If you have additional questions on your delinquent business property tax, please contact one of our municipal collectors at (907) 343-6940 or (907) 343-6946.
Schedule payments and set up reminders
For your convenience, Official Payments Corporation also offers options that will allow you to schedule payments in advance or setup future payment due date reminders. To schedule payments or setup reminders go to http://www.officialpayments.com/