Question: How many communities in Alaska do NOT have a sales tax?
Answer: Currently, 253. You can verify this for yourself by visiting the Alaska Community Database Custom Data Queries at http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/dca/commdb/CF_CUSTM.htm and selecting all the communities in the left hand box and "sales tax" from the options in the right hand box. Save the file and open it up in your favorite spreadsheet. When we checked, 253 was the number of communities that report 0% tax rate, "No Taxing Authority" or "None".