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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 31, 2014 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 1418 1,582 1,607
Aleutians West Census Area 1,852 2,175 2292 2,556 2,597
Anchorage Municipality 1,904 2,237 2357 2,628 2,670
Bethel Census Area 1,386 1,628 1715 1,913 1,944
Bristol Bay Borough 1,714 2,013 2121 2,365 2,403
Denali Borough 1,399 1,643 1731 1,930 1,961
Dillingham Census Area 1,577 1,853 1952 2,177 2,212
Fairbanks North Star Borough 1,798 2,112 2225 2,481 2,521
Haines Borough 1,443 1,695 1786 1,991 2,024
Hoonah-Angoon Census Area 1,396 1,640 1728 1,927 1,958
Juneau City and Borough 2,034 2,389 2517 2,806 2,852
Kenai Peninsula Borough 1,430 1,680 1770 1,974 2,005
Ketchikan Gateway Borough 1,731 2,033 2142 2,388 2,427
Kodiak Island Borough 1,942 2,280 2403 2,679 2,723
Lake and Peninsula Borough 1,697 1,993 2100 2,342 2,379
Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1,625 1,908 2011 2,242 2,278
Nome Census Area 1,277 1,500 1580 1,762 1,791
North Slope Borough 1,248 1,465 1544 1,722 1,749
Northwest Arctic Borough 1,323 1,554 1637 1,825 1,855
Petersburg Census Area 1,464 1,720 1812 2,020 2,053
Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area 1,288 1,513 1594 1,777 1,806
Sitka City and Borough 1,795 2,108 2221 2,477 2,517
Skagway Municipality 2,160 2,537 2673 2,980 3,029
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 1,394 1,637 1725 1,923 1,954
Valdez-Cordova Census Area 1,622 1,906 2008 2,239 2,275
Wade Hampton Census Area 818 960 1012 1,128 1,147
Wrangell City and Borough 1,464 1,720 1812 2,020 2,053
Yakutat City and Borough 1,250 1,468 1547 1,725 1,753
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 1,175 1,380 1454 1,621 1,647

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 19-Sep-2014