At the March 5, 2019 general election, the Citizens of Cordova voted to implement a raw fish tax of 0.5% (a half percent) on the sale of all raw fish. The revenues are designated to improve, repair and maintain the City harbor facilities. The City would like to remind all Buyers and Sellers of raw fish that this ordinance is now in effect and asks that all Buyers (including direct marketers) register with the City. Registration forms are available at City Hall, on the City’s website or you can request an emailed version. The registration fee is $35 and will be waived if the Buyer already has a valid City of Cordova business license.
The Raw Fish Tax of 0.5% is charged on the sale price of raw fish transferred, sold or otherwise conveyed within the boundaries of the City. Raw fish delivered outside of the boundaries of the City shall be taxable if the sales are contracted for or agreed to be made within the City.
The 2019 Raw Fish Tax returns are due by March 31, 2020. Our friendly staff in the Finance Department is happy to assist you with any paperwork or questions.