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 25, 2019 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 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5

Aleutians East Borough

1,265

1,485

1,565

1,745

1,773

Aleutians West Census Area

2,162

2,540

2,676

2,984

3,032

Anchorage Municipality

1,971

2,315

2,439

2,719

2,763

Bethel Census Area

1,427

1,676

1,766

1,969

2,001

Bristol Bay Borough

1,846

2,168

2,285

2,548

2,589

Denali Borough

1,564

1,837

1,936

2,159

2,193

Dillingham Census Area

1,689

1,983

2,090

2,330

2,368

Fairbanks North Star Borough

1,835

2,155

2,271

2,532

2,573

Haines Borough

1,506

1,769

1,864

2,078

2,112

Hoonah-Angoon Census Area

1,480

1,739

1,832

2,043

2,076

Juneau City and Borough

2,077

2,439

2,570

2,866

2,912

Kenai Peninsula Borough

1,532

1,799

1,896

2,114

2,148

Ketchikan Gateway Borough

1,761

2,069

2,180

2,431

2,470

Kodiak Island Borough

1,946

2,285

2,408

2,685

2,728

Kusilvak Census Area

804

944

995

1,109

1,127

Lake and Peninsula Borough

1,113

1,308

1,378

1,536

1,561

Matanuska-Susitna Borough

1,702

2,000

2,107

2,349

2,387

Nome Census Area

1,547

1,816

1,914

2,134

2,169

North Slope Borough

1,402

1,647

1,735

1,935

1,966

Northwest Arctic Borough

1,356

1,592

1,678

1,871

1,901

Petersburg Census Area

1,584

1,861

1,961

2,187

2,222

Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area

1,455

1,709

1,801

2,008

2,041

Sitka City and Borough

2,043

2,400

2,529

2,820

2,865

Skagway Municipality

1,790

2,102

2,215

2,470

2,510

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area

1,362

1,600

1,686

1,880

1,910

Valdez-Cordova Census Area

1,725

2,026

2,135

2,381

2,419

Wrangell City and Borough

1,433

1,684

1,774

1,978

2,010

Yakutat City and Borough

1,487

1,746

1,840

2,052

2,085

Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area

1,177

1,383

1,457

1,625

1,651


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