Tax Alert

2012 Maine Tax Forum News

As previously announced in the September, 2012 Maine Tax Alert, the 16th Annual Maine Tax Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, November 7th and Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at the Augusta Civic Center.

As in prior years,CPE/CLE credits areavailable to attendees. Though MRS did not originally meet the requirements to be a qualified Internal Revenue Service Continuing Education provider,we continue to work with the IRS in seeking approval to issue CPE credits for federal-related tax sessions. Those interested in receiving IRS certified CPE credits must provide MRS with their PTIN issued by the IRS. We will issue a notice in a future Tax Alert or at the Tax Forum itself if we receive approval from the IRS. .

Seating for the 2012 Maine Tax Forum will not be limited. All paid applications received on or before October 15, 2012 will be acceptedbecause we will have overflow seatingin the North Wing on the 2nd floor at the Augusta Civic Center where the live presentations will be projected on screen.Seatinginboth rooms will be on the basis of first come/first served. Note that the deadline of October 15, 2012 is firm and is required for planning purposes, including arrangements with the Augusta Civic Center. The forum brochure (including application for registration) will be available on the Maine Revenue Services web site (select the"2012 Maine Tax Forum") until October 16, 2012.

Nopresentation materialswill bedistributedat the forum. Most of the presentations will be postedonline and available to be downloaded by registered attendees before, duringand after the forum.A listing of where the presentations are posted will be included in confirmation letters sent to those registered to attend the forum during the last week of October. FreeWifi will be available to forum attendees at the Augusta Civic Center.

Sales, Fuel and Special Tax News


The following sales and use tax bulletins have been revised:

No. 13 Fuel & Utilities; revised 9/1/12
No. 20 Lease and Rental Transactions; revised 10/1/12
No. 24 Vehicle Dealers; revised 7/1/12
No. 41 Medicines, Medical Equipment and Prosthetics; revised 9/1/12
No. 54 Resale Certificates; revised 8/31/12

Instructional Bulletin No. 57 was created on September 1, 2012 to address Motor Vehicle Oil Premiums.


Sales, Use and Service Provider Tax Symposiums will be held in Augusta on October 18th; Caribou on October 23rd; Bangor on October 24th; and Portland on October 30th. Details and registration information can be found at

Telephone Numbers
FAX Numbers
E-mail Addresses
Taxpayer Service Center
(207) 626-8475
(207) 287-5855
(207) 822-0450
(207) 822-0453
Central Registration
(207) 621-5129
(207) 287-3733
Collections & Compliance
(207) 624-9595
(207) 287-6627
Corporate Tax
(207) 624-9670
(207) 624-9694
E-file Help Desk (1040 ONLY)
(207) 624-9730
(207) 287-6628
Electronic Funds Transfer
(207) 624-5625
(207) 287-6975
Estate & Fiduciary Income Tax
(207) 626-8480
(207) 624-9694
Fuel Tax
(207) 624-9609
(207) 287-6628
Forms Request Line
(207) 624-7894
Individual Income Tax Assistance
(207) 626-8475
(207) 624-9694
Insurance Premium Tax
(207) 624-9753
(207) 624-9694
Payment Plan/Income Tax
(207) 621-4300
(207) 621-4328
Payment Plan/Other
(207) 624-9595
(207) 287-6627
Practitioners’ Hotline
(207) 626-8458
(207) 624-9694
Property Tax
(207) 624-5600
(207) 287-6396
Public Communications
(207) 626-8478
(207) 624-9694
Sales Tax
(207) 624-9693
(207) 287-6628
Tax Clearance Letters
(207) 624-9628
(207) 287-6627
Office of Tax Policy
(207) 624-9789
(207) 287-3618
Taxpayer Advocate
(207) 624-9649
(207) 287-3618
Withholding Tax
(207) 626-8475
(207) 624-9694
Tax Violations Hot Line
(207) 624-9600

This publication is designed to keep taxpayers, tax practitioners and the general public informed of developments, problems, questions and matters of general interest concerning Maine tax law, policy and procedure. The articles in this newsletter are not designed to address complex issues in detail, and they are not a substitute for Maine tax laws and/or regulations

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Maine Revenue Services
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Augusta, Maine 04333-0024