Maine- Governor Provides Municipalities With Increased Flexibility In Setting Due Dates and Interest Rates For Local Property Taxes

Governor Janet Mills recently signed an Executive Order that will provide municipalities with additional options in their administration of local property tax in response to the COVID-19 emergency. The Executive Order allows municipal officers to extend and reestablish property tax Continue reading Maine- Governor Provides Municipalities With Increased Flexibility In Setting Due Dates and Interest Rates For Local Property Taxes

Maine- Maine Revenue Services (“MRS”) Reminder: Sales Tax and Withholding Tax Deadlines Remain Unchanged

As recently announced in Tax Alerts by MRS, the deadlines for filing and paying Maine sales tax and state withholding tax are unchanged.  This is because, unlike income tax, sales tax and state withholding tax are “trust fund” taxes held Continue reading Maine- Maine Revenue Services (“MRS”) Reminder: Sales Tax and Withholding Tax Deadlines Remain Unchanged

MAINE – MRS Announces Tax Payer Service Hours

As previously announced in the June Tax Alert, MRS is changing taxpayer telephone services beginning August 1, 2019, to better serve the needs of Maine taxpayers and tax professionals. Below is a summary of taxpayer services provided by MRS and Continue reading MAINE – MRS Announces Tax Payer Service Hours

MAINE – MRS Petition For Reconsideration Form Revised

MRS has revised its Petition for Reconsideration form which should be used when a taxpayer would like MRS to reconsider certain determinations with which the taxpayer disagrees. The revised form is available on the MRS website at www.maine.gov/revenue/forms (click on Continue reading MAINE – MRS Petition For Reconsideration Form Revised

MAINE – Notice Of Bureau Policy Change

“Business Equipment Tax Exemption Program” “Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement Program” MRS has implemented a policy change regarding eligibility of certain business equipment in the Business Equipment Tax Exemption (BETE) and the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement (BETR) programs. Interior decoration, such Continue reading MAINE – Notice Of Bureau Policy Change

MAINE – MRS Released A Publication Regarding Taxpayer Service Hours

Beginning August 1, 2019, MRS is changing taxpayer telephone services to better serve the needs of Maine taxpayers and tax professionals.  MRS telephone assistance will be available Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Summary Of Taxpayer Services: Continue reading MAINE – MRS Released A Publication Regarding Taxpayer Service Hours

Multistate – Wayfair Economic Nexus (ENexus) Anniversary Thresholds as of June 21, 2019

June 21, 2019 – One year since Wayfair – Anniversary Update. On this one year anniversary of the landmark decision virtually all states have responded with their enforcement intentions. The tax imposition is now retroactive. A Wayfair Process Review is Continue reading Multistate – Wayfair Economic Nexus (ENexus) Anniversary Thresholds as of June 21, 2019

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Maine – State Passes Tax Refund for Commercial Maple Syrup, Honey

AUGUSTA, MAINE (AP) — Maine lawmakers are making sure that a sales tax refund and exemption includes the commercial production of maple syrup and honey. Republican Rep. MaryAnne Kinney’s emergency bill now awaits a decision from Gov. Janet Mills, a fellow Democrat. Continue reading Maine – State Passes Tax Refund for Commercial Maple Syrup, Honey