When people think of sales and use tax, Alaska is generally not top of mind. Alaska is the “A” in “NOMAD,” an acronym typically used to describe the states that do not impose sales tax. While it’s true that Alaska is one of the few states without a state-level sales tax, many of the state’s cities and boroughs have the authority to levy their own sales tax as they wish. This independent local taxing authority creates a tax regime without required uniformity, consistency or simplicity. Unlike other states that have economic nexus rules, Alaska lacks a central body that could make local tax compliance reasonably manageable. However, this may soon change.