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2009 Permanent Fund Dividend is $1,305.00

September 23, 2009, Anchorage, Alaska - Governor Sean Parnell today announced the amount of the 2009 Permanent Fund Dividend.

This year, 628,499 eligible Alaskans will receive a 2009 Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) in the amount of $1,305.00, according to the Department of Revenue.  

More than 520,000 qualified Alaskans will receive the 2009 dividend by direct deposit into their bank accounts on October 8. The Department of Revenue's PFD Division will begin mailing checks to all remaining eligible Alaskans on October 22, with those checks expected to arrive within two weeks.

Three out of four Alaskans (487,250 out of 657,764) used the internet to file for this year's dividend.

$17.35 billion in Permanent Fund earnings has been distributed to eligible Alaskans since the dividend program began in 1982. 

Dividend Information Offices are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau and are responsible for assisting applicants who need help completing their applications or need information about the dividend program. 

Please remember that the Alaska PFD is taxable income for federal tax returns. Be sure to set aside enough to cover your tax bill, or consider making an estimated payment when you get your PFD. For more information on how to report the Alaska PFD on your federal tax return contact the IRS at 1(800)829-1040 or visit the IRS Web site at www.irs.gov and input the key words Alaska Permanent Fund or estimated.

For more information, please visit the PFD Web site at: http://www.pfd.alaska.gov/.

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