Alaskans Top 2011 PFD for Donating to Charity
Donating to charity is something to consider, and easily done on your Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend (pfd) Application. That deadline is looming closer by the second, and as of the morning of March 26, two-hundred twenty thousand, seven-hundred and eighty-six Alaskans have not applied yet. In order to get your pfd application completed, the sooner the better, as the closer to the deadline, the more the chance of the online system being too busy to take your application.
“The online application will shut down promptly at midnight on March 31. You must have completed the online application and received a confirmation number for an online application to be considered timely. Paper applications postmarked or hand delivered to PFD after March 31 will be denied as late applications,” says the pfd website.
Many Alaskans are giving to charity, says the blog for the ‘Pick. Click. Give’ pfd site. You should be able to find one of your favorite charities on the list on the pfd website. Alaskans have already surpassed 2011 donation figures, says the blog.
As of March 14, 2012, “19,621 Alaskans have made 31,532 pledges through Pick. Click. Give. for a total of $1,809,850. That compares to a total of $1,301,225 on March 14 last year — and surpasses the $1,570,900 total raised in all of 2011,” says the blog for the ‘Pick. Click. Give’ pfd site.
Before you apply for a pfd, make sure you meet the qualifications. For 2012 applications due Saturday, you must have been a resident during all of 2011, and intend to remain in Alaska indefinitely, says the website, and have not claimed residency elsewhere since the last day of 2010. Felons need not apply, and even some misdemeanor instances, check the site for the stipulations.
Some absences are allowed. You must have been physically in the state for at least 72 consecutive hours during 2010/2011, say the pfd stipulations. To check to see if you qualify, go to the website http://www.pfd.state.ak.us/ or call one of the agencies three offices in Juneau (907) 465-2326, Fairbanks (907) 451-2820, or Anchorage (907) 269-0370.
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