The main revenue for the City of Saint Paul is through the collection of local sales tax on all goods and services that are sold on St. Paul island, including the sale of seafood products.
Sale Tax Registration
All businesses conducting business on St. Paul Island are required per City ordinance to register their business annually. Registration forms are due January 15th of every year.
The City’s current tax rate is 3.5% on the sale of all goods and services that are sold on St. Paul island.
Community Development Tax Incentive Program
The City developed a Community Development Tax Incentive Program for the purpose of encouraging seafood deliveries to St. Paul Island, or to future new business enterprises for the purpose of encouraging growth in that business, and opportunities for St. Paul Island.
The tax incentive program for seafood reduced the tax rate by one and 1.5% for the following:
- Bairdi: All shares
- St. Matthew Island Blue King: All shares
- Bristol Bay Red King Crab: B, C, CP and CDQ shares
- Pribilof Red King Crab: B, C, CP and CDQ shares
- Pribilof Blue King Crab: B, C, CP and CDQ shares
- Opilio: B, C, CP and CDQ shares
Reporting Sales Tax
Businesses are required to submit monthly sales tax returns along with payment by the 15th of the following month. Businesses with sales of raw fish/seafood must complete the Monthly Sales Tax Form plus Attachment A.