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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 26, 2018 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 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2018 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5

Aleutians East Borough

1,155

1,357 1,430 1,594 1,620

Aleutians West Census Area

2,052 2,410 2,540 2,832 2,878

Anchorage Municipality

1,917 2,252 2,373 2,646 2,689

Bethel Census Area

1,460

1,715

1,807 2,015 2,047

Bristol Bay Borough

1,886 2,215 2,334 2,602 2,644

Denali Borough

1,588 1,865 1,965 2,191 2,226

Dillingham Census Area

1,594 1,872 1,973 2,200 2,235

Fairbanks North Star Borough

1,854

2,177 2,294 2,558 2,599

Haines Borough

1,345 1,580 1,665 1,856 1,886

Hoonah-Angoon Census Area

1,510 1,774 1,869 2,084 2,118

Juneau City and Borough

2,035 2,390 2,518 2,808 2,853

Kenai Peninsula Borough

1,520 1,785 1,881 2,097 2,131

Ketchikan Gateway Borough

1,730 2,032 2,141 2,387 2,426

Kodiak Island Borough

1,986 2,333 2,458 2,741 2,785

Kusilvak Census Area

802 941 992 1,106 1,124

Lake and Peninsula Borough

1,237 1,453 1,531 1,707 1,735

Matanuska-Susitna Borough

1,681

1,975 2,081 2,320 2,358

Nome Census Area

1,538 1,806 1,903 2,122 2,156

North Slope Borough

1,361 1,599 1,685 1,879 1,909

Northwest Arctic Borough

1,336 1,570 1,654 1,844 1,874

Petersburg Census Area

1,515

1,779 1,875 2,091 2,124

Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area

1,398 1,642 1,730 1,929 1,960

Sitka City and Borough

1,970 2,314 2,438 2,718 2,762

Skagway Municipality

1,789 2,101 2,214 2,469 2,508

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area

1,377 1,617 1,704 1,900 1,931

Valdez-Cordova Census Area

1,815 2,131 2,246 2,504 2,545

Wrangell City and Borough

1,428

1,677 1,767 1,970 2,002

Yakutat City and Borough

1,462 1,718 1,810 2,018 2,051

Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area

1,121 1,316 1,387 1,547 1,571

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