Joel Tax, RS

Reserve Specialist


Direct: (907) 302-4127


Anchorage, AK 99503

Since 2001 I have had experience in matters related to reserve studies, inspection, consulting, valuation and budgeting. Joel is the Owner of Reserve Data Analyst, Inc.


Joel Tax has earned the distinguished the RS (Reserve Specialist) designation from the Community Associations Institute. This designations is given to those reserve study professionals who adhere to the highest standards in the industry. Maintaining this designation requires continuing education and peer review standards that elevate the reserve study profession.


I am a graduate of Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Over his career Joel has kept on top of industry trends with the completion of hundreds of hours of ongoing industry specific education including numerous courses & seminars, completed annually, which are specific to the regions economy, construction and real estate. 


Alaska Reserve Study Requirements

AS 34.08.320. Powers of Unit Owners' Association.

(a) Except as provided in (b) of this section and subject to the provisions of the declaration, the association may

(1) adopt and amend bylaws and rules and regulations;
(2) adopt and amend budgets for revenues, expenditures, and reserves and collect assessments for common expenses from unit owners;
(3) hire and discharge managing agents and other employees, agents, and independent contractors;
(4) institute, defend, or intervene in litigation or administrative proceedings or seek injunctive relief for violations of its declaration, bylaws, or rules in its own name on behalf of itself or two or more unit owners on matters affecting the common interest community;
(5) make contracts and incur liabilities;
(6) regulate the use, maintenance, repair, replacement, and modification of common elements;
(7) cause additional improvements to be made as a part of the common elements;
(8) acquire, hold, encumber, and convey in its own name any right, title, or interest to real estate or personal property, except that

(A) common elements in a condominium or planned community may be conveyed or subjected to a security interest only under AS 34.08.430 ; and
(B) part of a cooperative may be conveyed or all or part of a cooperative may be subjected to a security interest only under AS 34.08.430;

(9) grant easements, leases, licenses, and concessions through or over the common elements;
(10) impose and receive a payment, fee, or charge for the use, rental, or operation of the common elements, other than limited common elements described in AS 34.08.100 (2) and (4), and for services provided to unit owners;
(11) impose a reasonable charge for late payment of assessments and, after notice and an opportunity to be heard, levy a reasonable fine for a violation of the declaration, bylaws, rules, and regulations of the association;
(12) impose a reasonable charge for the preparation and recording of an amendment to the declaration, the filing and recording of a plat or plan that accompanies an amendment, resale certificate required by AS 34.08.590, or a statement of unpaid assessments;
(13) provide for the indemnification of its officers and executive board and maintain directors' and officers' liability insurance;
(14) assign its right to future income, including the right to receive common expense assessments, but only to the extent the declaration expressly permits the assignment;
(15) exercise any other powers conferred by the declaration or bylaws;
(16) exercise any other power that may be exercised in the state by a legal entity of the same type as the association; and
(17) exercise any other power necessary and proper for the governance and operation of the association.

(b) The declaration may not impose limitations on the power of the association to deal with the declarant that are more restrictive than the limitations imposed on the power of the association to deal with other persons.