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JuneauEmpire.com: Local: Rush is on as dividend deadline drops 03/31/05

Today is the last day to file for the 2005 Alaska Permanent Fund dividend.

The Permanent Fund Dividend Division is expecting 70,000 Alaskans to file today - 60,000 by paper and 10,000 online.

"Every year, we see a big spike in the last week, with the biggest one on March 31," said Paul Dick, chief of operations of the division. "The deadline is the motivator for some people."

The division projects about 631,000 people will have applied for the 2005 dividend. The state will announce the amount of the 2005 dividend Sept. 21.

Last year the division denied 1,300 dividend applications because of late filing.

The dividend program, which was enacted in 1982, distributes a share of fund investment earnings to every qualified Alaska resident every year. Last year, about 600,760 Alaskans received $919.84 each.

Rush here.

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