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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 28, 2016 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 1,050 1,234 1,300 1,450 1,473
Aleutians West Census Area 1,791 2,103 2,216 2,471 2,511
Anchorage Municipality 1,866 2,191 2,309 2,575 2,616
Bethel Census Area 1,479 1,737 1,830 2,040 2,073
Bristol Bay Borough 1,690 1,984 2,091 2,331 2,369
Denali Borough 1,425 1,674 1,764 1,967 1,999
Dillingham Census Area 1,532 1,799 1,896 2,114 2,148
Fairbanks North Star Borough 1,788 2,100 2,213 2,467 2,507
Haines Borough 1,411 1,657 1,746 1,947 1,978
Hoonah-Angoon Census Area 1,492 1,752 1,846 2,058 2,092
Juneau City and Borough 1,975 2,319 2,444 2,725 2,769
Kenai Peninsula Borough 1,440 1,691 1,782 1,987 2,019
Ketchikan Gateway Borough 1,721 2,021 2,130 2,375 2,413
Kodiak Island Borough 1,932 2,269 2,391 2,666 2,709
Lake and Peninsula Borough 1,527 1,794 1,890 2,107 2,141
Matanuska-Susitna Borough 1,613 1,894 1,996 2,226 2,261
Nome Census Area 1,401 1,646 1,734 1,933 1,965
North Slope Borough 1,130 1,327 1,398 1,559 1,584
Northwest Arctic Borough 1,381 1,622 1,709 1,906 1,936
Petersburg Census Area 1,425 1,673 1,763 1,966 1,997
Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area 1,315 1,544 1,627 1,814 1,843
Sitka City and Borough 1,789 2,101 2,214 2,469 2,508
Skagway Municipality 1,944 2,283 2,406 2,683 2,726
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 1,392 1,635 1,723 1,921 1,952
Valdez-Cordova Census Area 1,627 1,910 2,013 2,244 2,281
Wade Hampton Census Area 736 865 911 1,016 1,032
Wrangell City and Borough 1,403 1,647 1,736 1,936 1,967
Yakutat City and Borough 1,266 1,487 1,567 1,747 1,775
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 1,140 1,339 1,411 1,573 1,599

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 02-Sep-2016