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Here’s your annual reminder, Alaskans: The PFD filing deadline is this weekend

  • Author: Annie Zak
  • Updated: March 28, 2019
  • Published March 28, 2019

People process Permanent Fund dividend applications at the downtown Anchorage PFD office on March 31, 2016. (Loren Holmes / ADN)

The deadline to file for your 2019 Alaska Permanent Fund dividend is Sunday, March 31.

You can file your application online until 11:59 p.m. Alaska time Sunday. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than March 31.

If you’re turning in a paper application, make sure to get it in Friday. Office locations in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau are open weekdays until 4 p.m.

As of Thursday morning, more than 525,000 Alaskans had already applied for their annual state oil wealth fund payouts, according to the Alaska Department of Revenue. The amount of the PFD is typically announced in September each year.

While the amount of the PFD is always of interest to Alaskans, there’s an especially close focus on it this year. Gov. Mike Dunleavy made the PFD a cornerstone of his 2018 campaign. He wants the state to pay out a full dividend after three years of dividend reductions, and also campaigned on a plan for Alaskans to be paid back for those years.

In January, Dunleavy proposed a three-year plan for those repayments.

Alaskans must have been a resident in the state for all of 2018 to be eligible for the 2019 PFD. You can find details about the other eligibility requirements on the state’s website.

While PFD applications are due March 31, the signature page that accompanies the application can be turned in later, “although they should be provided as soon as possible,” according to the revenue department.