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How To File

  • The PFD application filing season starts January 1 09:00:01 am, and ends March 31 11:59:59 pm. The online application is only available during this period.
  • Every applicant needs their own, separate application, completed and signed, before eligibility can be determined.
  • When you begin the online filing process, you will be prompted to choose which method of signing your application you prefer. Remember that anyone can file online.  To attach an electronic signature, you will need to create or use an existing myAlaska account.
  • You will be required to legally certify your answers at the end of the application.
  • An online filing session will time-out after a period of inactivity, so you may want to gather some information before you start the application. These may include:
    • Dates and details of any trips outside Alaska during 2019, especially if your total days absent are more than 90 or if currently absent.
    • Financial account details, you can have your eligible dividend direct deposited to any financial institution of your choice.  You will need to provide the complete routing number and account number. You can get these from the bottom of your check, or by contacting your financial institution.Sample check showing location of routing number and account number for PFD direct deposit
  • Once you begin the online filing, do NOT use the ‘Back’ button of your device or browser program! Use the Previous and Next buttons at the bottom of each application page to navigate.
  •  At the end of the online application, you may be presented reminders of additional steps to complete or forms to return to the Division, including the certification of your answers with a signature page (unless you electronically signed already). Don’t exit too early and miss a step that may hold up your application!
  • Depending on how you opted to sign your application, whether you provided an email address on it, and your participation in voluntary contribution programs, you may receive as many as three different automated email messages in connection with your online filing. 
  • A confirmation number is issued when an online application is submitted and received by the division.  Hold on to the confirmation number as proof of timely filing.


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