The Alaska Children’s Trust commissioned the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) to investigate how different state revenue options would affect children and families in Alaska. The final report is now available.
- A cut in PFDs would be by far the costliest measure for households with children—compared either with what they would pay under any of the tax measures, or with what PFD cuts would cost households without children. Households with children would pay about 2.5 times more of their per-person incomes than those without children, for every $100 million of revenue raised.
- All measures except a graduated income tax would cost households with children more of their per-person incomes than those without children.
- Non-residents would pay a share of any of the potential taxes (unlike with PFD cuts), reducing the burden on Alaska households.
You can download the summary or the full report Effect of Alaska Fiscal Options on Children and Families here.