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Alaska - Local Standards: Housing and Utilities

Disclaimer: IRS Collection Financial Standards are intended for use in calculating repayment of delinquent taxes. These Standards are effective on March 30, 2015 for purposes of federal tax administration only. Expense information for use in bankruptcy calculations can be found on the website for the U.S. Trustee Program.

The housing and utilities standards are derived from U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey and Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and are provided by state down to the county level. The standard for a particular county and family size includes both housing and utilities allowed for a taxpayer's primary place of residence. Generally, the total number of persons allowed for determining family size should be the same as those allowed as exemptions on the taxpayer's most recent year income tax return.

Housing and utilities standards include mortgage or rent, property taxes, interest, insurance, maintenance, repairs, gas, electric, water, heating oil, garbage collection, residential telephone service, cell phone service, cable television, and internet service. The tables include five categories for one, two, three, four, and five or more persons in a household.

The taxpayer is allowed the standard amount, or the amount actually spent on housing and utilities, whichever is less. If the amount claimed is more than the total allowed by the housing and utilities standards, the taxpayer must provide documentation to substantiate those expenses are necessary living expenses.

Maximum Monthly Allowance
County Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5 or more
Aleutians East Borough 1,146 1,346 1,418 1,582 1,607
Aleutians West Census Area 1,852 2,175 2,292 2,556 2,597
Anchorage Municipality 1,904 2,237 2,357 2,628 2,670
Bethel Census Area 1,386 1,628 1,715 1,913 1,944
Bristol Bay Borough 1,714 2,013 2,121 2,365 2,403
Denali Borough 1,399 1,643 1,731 1,930 1,961
Dillingham Census Area 1,577 1,853 1,952 2,177 2,212
Fairbanks North Star Borough 1,798 2,112 2,225 2,481 2,521
Haines Borough 1,443 1,695 1,786 1,991 2,024
Hoonah-Angoon Census Area 1,396 1,640 1,728 1,927 1,958
Juneau City and Borough 2,034 2,389 2,517 2,806 2,852
Kenai Peninsula Borough 1,437 1,687 1,778 1,982 2,014
Ketchikan Gateway Borough 1,755 2,061 2,172 2,422 2,461
Kodiak Island Borough 1,942 2,280 2,403 2,679 2,723
Lake and Peninsula Borough 1,697 1,993 2,100 2,342 2,379
Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1,625 1,908 2,011 2,242 2,278
Nome Census Area 1,378 1,618 1,705 1,901 1,932
North Slope Borough 1,248 1,465 1,544 1,722 1,749
Northwest Arctic Borough 1,323 1,554 1,637 1,825 1,855
Petersburg Census Area 1,464 1,720 1,812 2,020 2,053
Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area 1,310 1,538 1,621 1,807 1,837
Sitka City and Borough 1,795 2,108 2,221 2,477 2,517
Skagway Municipality 2,160 2,537 2,673 2,980 3,029
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 1,394 1,637 1,725 1,923 1,954
Valdez-Cordova Census Area 1,622 1,906 2,008 2,239 2,275
Wade Hampton Census Area 818 960 1,012 1,128 1,147
Wrangell City and Borough 1,464 1,720 1,812 2,020 2,053
Yakutat City and Borough 1,309 1,537 1,620 1,806 1,835
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 1,175 1,380 1,454 1,621 1,647

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