Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is 218 miles southwest of Anchorage. According to the 2010 Census, the population is 5,003. Long known as The "Halibut Fishing Capital of the World." Homer is also nicknamed "the end of the road," and more recently, "the cosmic hamlet by the sea."
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How did Alaska earn the grade of A? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Alaska has a state sales tax of 0.00%. Of particular interest is that Alaska does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Alaska has an effective property tax rate of 1.19%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Alaska earned its state tax grade of A.
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