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|Authority =Alaska Statutes, Title 44, Chapter 25, Section 10
 
|Authority =Alaska Statutes, Title 44, Chapter 25, Section 10
 
|Selected =Appointed by Gov. Sean Parnell
 
|Selected =Appointed by Gov. Sean Parnell
|Current officeholder =Bryan Butcher
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|Current officeholder =Angela Rodell
 
|Partisan =Nonpartisan
 
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|Assumed office = January 2011
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|Assumed office = August 2013
 
|Compensation = 123,456
 
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==Current officeholder==
 
==Current officeholder==
The current officeholder is [[Bryan Butcher]], who was appointed by [[Governor of Alaska|Governor]] [[Sean Parnell]] in January 2011. Like other appointed department heads in Alaska, Butcher serves at the pleasure of the governor and does not need to be reappointed.
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The current interim officeholder is [[Angela Rodell]]. She took over following [[Bryan Butcher]]'s resignation in early August 2013. He left the position in order to take over as CEO of the Alaska Housing Finance Corp.<ref> [http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-08-08/butcher-resigns-as-revenue-commissioner ''BusinessWeek,'' "Butcher resigns as Revenue commissioner," August 8, 2013] </ref>
 
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Before becoming commissioner, Butcher was the Director of Governmental Relations and Public Affairs for the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation for eight years, and Vice President of the Alaska Gasoline Development Corporation. He also worked in the Alaska legislature as a finance committee aide.
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==Authority==
 
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'''Alaska Statutes, Title 44, Chapter 25, Section 10'''
 
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'''Alaska Statutes, Title 44, Chapter 23, Section 50'''
 
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==Appointments==
 
==Appointments==
The revenue commissioner, like all Alaska executive department heads, is appointed by the governor and subject to confirmation by a majority of the members of the legislature.<ref>[http://www.touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/Statutes/Title39/Chapter05/Section020.htm ''Alaska Legal Resource Center'', "Alaska Statutes 39.05.020," accessed June 1, 2011.]</ref> He serves at the governor's pleasure.
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[[File:Alaska exec org chart.png|200px|right|thumb|Alaska state government organizational chart]]
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The revenue commissioner, like all Alaska executive department heads, is appointed by the governor and subject to confirmation by a majority of the members of the legislature.<ref>[http://www.touchngo.com/lglcntr/akstats/Statutes/Title39/Chapter05/Section020.htm ''Alaska Legal Resource Center'', "Alaska Statutes 39.05.020," accessed June 1, 2011.]</ref> The commissioner serves at the governor's pleasure.
  
 
'''Alaska Statutes, Title 39, Chapter 5, Section 20'''
 
'''Alaska Statutes, Title 39, Chapter 5, Section 20'''
  
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==Historical officeholders==
 
==Historical officeholders==
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There have been 19 Alaska Commissioners of the Department of Revenue since 1958.<ref>[http://library.alaska.gov/hist/hist_docs/docs/asl_JK9530.C65_VF.pdf ''Alaska State Library, Historical Collections,'' "Commissioners of Alaska Department of Revenue," accessed July 27, 2013]</ref>
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! colspan="6" style="background-color:#008000; color: white;" |List of Former Officeholders from 1958-Present
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| 1||Peter B. Gatz||1958-1962
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| 2||Robert D. Stevenson||1963-1967
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| 3||R. L. "Ron" Retting||1967
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| 4||George A. Morrison||1968-1970
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| 5||Eric E. Wohlforth||1970-1972
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| 6||Robert D. Stevenson||1972-2974
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| 7||Sterling Gallagher||1974-1979
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| 8||Thomas Williams||1979-1982
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| 9||Robert D. Heath||1983-1984
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| 10||Mary A. Nordale||1984-1986
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| 11||Hugh Malone||1986-1990
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| 12||Lee E. Fisher||1990-1991
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| 13||Darrel Rexwinkel||1991-1994
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| 14||Laraine Derr||1994
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| 15||Wilson Condon||1995-2002
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| 16||William A. Corbus||2002-2006
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| 17||Patrick Galvin||2007-2011
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| 18||[[Bryan Butcher]]||2011-2013
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| 19||[[Angela Rodell]]||2013-present
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==Contact info==
 
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Treasurer]]
 
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*[http://www.revenue.state.ak.us/co/ Alaska Department of Revenue - Commissioner's Office]
 
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Alaska Commissioner of the Department of Revenue
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2014 FY Budget:  $1,013,300
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at pleasure of the governor
Authority:  Alaska Statutes, Title 44, Chapter 25, Section 10
Selection Method:  Appointed by Gov. Sean Parnell
Current Officeholder
Name:  Angela Rodell
Officeholder Party:  Nonpartisan
Assumed office:  August 2013
Compensation:  $123,456
Other Alaska Executive Offices
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The Commissioner of the Department of Revenue is a state executive position in the Alaska state government. The commissioner is the principal executive officer of the Alaska Department of Revenue. The mission of the department is to collect and invest funds for public purposes. To that end, the commissioner provides "support and policy direction."[1]

Current officeholder

The current interim officeholder is Angela Rodell. She took over following Bryan Butcher's resignation in early August 2013. He left the position in order to take over as CEO of the Alaska Housing Finance Corp.[2]

Authority

The revenue commissioner's authority derives from Alaska statute, which identifies him as the "principal executive officer" of the Department of Revenue.[3]:

Alaska Statutes, Title 44, Chapter 25, Section 10

The principal executive officer of the Department of Revenue is the commissioner of revenue.

Qualifications

Like all principal executive officers in the Alaska government, the revenue commissioner must "furnish corporate surety bonds in the instance and amount required by law," the cost of which is paid by the state. Otherwise, there are no special qualifications for the office of commissioner of revenue.[4]

Alaska Statutes, Title 44, Chapter 23, Section 50

The principal executive officer of each department and subordinate officials shall furnish corporate surety bonds in the instance and amount required by law or determined by the governor upon recommendation of the commissioner of administration. The state shall pay the cost of the bond. The attorney general shall approve the form of the bond.

Appointments

Alaska state government organizational chart

The revenue commissioner, like all Alaska executive department heads, is appointed by the governor and subject to confirmation by a majority of the members of the legislature.[5] The commissioner serves at the governor's pleasure.

Alaska Statutes, Title 39, Chapter 5, Section 20

The governor shall appoint the head of each principal executive department in the state government. Each appointment is subject to confirmation by a majority of the members of the legislature in joint session.

Term limits

There are no term limits for the office of revenue commissioner. The officeholder serves at the pleasure of the governor.

Vacancies

Alaska law does not prescribe any particular procedure for dealing with vacancies. It is the governor's responsibility to appoint a new revenue commissioner, subject to approval from the legislature.

Duties

The Department of Revenue, under the leadership of its commissioner, is directed to:[6]

  • Enforce the tax laws of the state
  • Collect, invest, and manage all revenues except those collected by other departments
  • Register cattle brands
  • Manage the power development fund

The commissioner of revenue has the following statutory duties:[7]

  • exercise general supervision and direct the activities of the Department of Revenue;
  • supervise the fiscal affairs and responsibilities of the department;
  • prescribe uniform rules for investigations and hearings;
  • keep a record of all departmental proceedings, record and file all bonds, and assume custody of returns, reports, papers, and documents of the department;
  • adopt a seal and affix it to each order, process, or certificate issued by the commissioner;
  • keep a record of each order, process, and certificate issued by the commissioner, and keep the record open to public inspection at all reasonable times;
  • hold hearings and investigations necessary for the administration of state tax and revenue laws;
  • except as provided in AS 43.05.405 - 43.05.499 and in AS 44.64.030, hear and determine appeals of a matter within the jurisdiction of the Department of Revenue and enter orders on the appeals that are final unless reversed or modified by the courts;
  • issue subpoenas to require the attendance of witnesses and the production of necessary books, papers, documents, correspondence, and other things;
  • order the taking of depositions before a person competent to administer oaths;
  • administer oaths and take acknowledgments;
  • request the attorney general for rulings on the interpretation of the tax and revenue laws administered by the department;
  • call upon the attorney general to institute actions for recovery of unpaid taxes, fees, excises, additions to tax, penalties, and interest;
  • issue warrants for the collection of unpaid tax penalties and interest and take all steps necessary and proper to enforce full and complete compliance with the tax, license, excise, and other revenue laws of the state;

He also acts as the treasurer of the state's public school trust fund, which he or she manages and invests.

Divisions

The Department of Revenue is composed of several divisions:
  • Commissioner's Office
  • Administrative Services
  • Permanent Fund Dividend
  • Tax Division, Juneau and Anchorage
  • Child Support Services
  • Treasury
  • Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
  • Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman
  • Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority
  • Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation
  • Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority
  • Alaska Retirement Management Board

State budget

The budget for the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue's Office in Fiscal Year 2014 is $1,013,300.[8]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the Alaska Commissioner of Revenue was paid an estimated $119,328. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

The commissioner's salary is bound to a range determined by statute; it must be no less than Range 28 of the Alaska executive branch employee salary schedule nor more than Range 30.[9]

Historical officeholders

There have been 19 Alaska Commissioners of the Department of Revenue since 1958.[10]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Alaska + Commissioner + Revenue

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Alaska Commissioner of the Department of Revenue News Feed

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Contact info

Alaska

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 110400
333 W. Willoughby, 11th Floor SOB
Juneau, AL 99811
Phone: (907) 465-2300

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