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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|