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PFD filing deadline coming up on Sunday

Midnight Sunday is the deadline for qualified Alaskans to apply for the 2013 Permanent Fund Dividend.

Because the March 31 deadline is on a Sunday this year, those who wait until the last minute should file online.

The online application process works on most web browsers, and on popular mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones. Paper applications are still available, but they must be postmarked no later than the deadline.

Alaskans who file, including those who already have completed the process, also can choose to donate a portion of their PFD to Alaska nonprofit organizations through the Pick Click Give program. According to Pick Click Give officials, more than $18,000 has been donated so far to Ketchikan groups through the program.

This year, eligible applicants will be paid on Oct. 3. The dividend amount will be announced in late September.

For more information or to apply online, go to, www.pfd.alaska.gov.

To speak to someone in person, call the PFD Division at 465-2326 or email dor.pfd.info@alaska.gov.

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