Alaska considers amending cruise ship head tax

03/6/2008 | Travel Weekly

A bill before the Alaska State Legislature would cap the tax on cruise ship passengers at $50 per person, protecting them from multiple head taxes, which are currently imposed in some municipalities. "If other port communities impose their own municipal fees, the total taxes a passenger pays will obviously grow," a statement from the Senate Finance Committee said. "Although it is difficult to quantify, at some point these municipal passenger fees stacked on top of the state head tax could reduce travel to Alaska or decrease the amount cruise passengers spend once they arrive."

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