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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on June 11, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Alaska, we recommend that you visit the state's COVID-19 Resources website or the governor's COVID-19 Resources website

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Description of Program and Relief

Temporary Suspension of Requirements to Pay Workers Compensation Insurance, Pay Business or Licensing Fees, Pay Registration Fees for Boats or Vehicles, And Submit Certain State Tax Filings

On March 31, 2020, Governor Mike Dunleavy issued an order suspending until May 11, 2020 the enforcement of certain statues and regulations in order to stabilize Alaska’s economy following the recent slowdown in business activity. Among others, Governor Dunleavy has waived the following statutory or regulatory requirements for both employers and individuals, as applicable: (1) payment of worker’s compensation insurance, or any civil fines or late fees related thereto; (2) full or immediate payment of business or professional licensing fees; (3) registration renewal for operation of boats or vehicles; and (4) submission of tax filings prior to April 10, 2020 relating to the sale of: refined motor fuel; fish and game; alcoholic beverages; tobacco; marijuana; and travel of commercial passenger vessels.

Government or Lead Agency

Governor of Alaska.

Dates Available

Effective March 31, 2020 until May 11, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Eligibility is limited to employers required to pay worker’s compensation or any civil fines or late fees related thereto, and both employers and individuals required to: (1) renew professional or business licenses, driver’s licenses, and boat registrations and pay fees for same; and (2) submit tax filings prior to April 10, 2020 relating to the sale of the above-mentioned products and services.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

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Contact for More Information

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List of Additional Information

For additional information, please visit:

https://gov.alaska.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/COVID-19-Disaster-Order-of-Suspension-No-2.pdf

https://www.juneauempire.com/news/state-suspends-fees-regulations-in-effort-to-stabilize-economy/


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