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MAINE REVENUE SERVICES

SALES & USE TAX SYMPOSIUM

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August through November 2005

Dates, Times & Locations

Cost & Registration Information

Format

Who Should Attend

Presenters

Dates & Locations:

August 8, 2005

Caribou - Caribou Inn
19 Main Street

(www.caribouinn.com)

September 15 , 2005

Brewer - Jeff's Catering
5 Coffin Avenue
(www.jeffscatering.com)

October 18, 2005

Portland - Keeley The Katerer
178 Warren Avenue
(www.keeleythekaterer.com)

November 2, 2005

Augusta - Civic Center
Civic Center Drive

(www.augustaciviccenter.org)

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Time: 

Registration is 7:30 to 8:00 a.m.  Programs will conclude at all locations no later than 4:00 p.m. Registration and continental breakfast begins at 7:30 am with the morning session beginning promptly at 8:00 am. 

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Cost: 

$40 per person, includes a specially prepared sales tax reference guide, lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments.

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Pre-registration: 

Pre-registration is required by mail.  Please use the registration form by clicking here and make checks payable to: Treasurer State of Maine

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Registration due dates:

All locations -- two weeks prior to conference date!

Since an accurate count is necessary for the facility, no walk in registrations will be allowed.  Refunds will be granted if cancellations are received no later than 1 week before the conference date.  Substitutions are acceptable.

A.M. AGENDA
SALES & USE TAX OVERVIEW
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The sales & use tax symposium has been developed with a concentration on the retailer. During this session one will learn about registration requirements, definitions of key terms, what amounts may be excluded from the sale price, what is exempt from sales tax and what services are subject to sales tax. Also one will learn about who is responsible for use tax, how to report use tax, what items are subject to use tax, how to file a return manually and electronically, and how to maintain proper recordkeeping and documentation.

P.M. AGENDA
RECENT CHANGES IN SALES Tax LAW
1:00 p . m . – 4:00 p . m .

During this session one will learn about the Resale Certificate, the Retailer certificate, and the Service Provider Tax. Also during the afternoon session, a complete overview will be provided summarizing recently enacted legislation.

 

Who should attend

If you are faced with making daily decisions on whether or not sales tax applies to certain transactions …

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If you often question why an item or organization is taxable or exempt …

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If you question whether or not you are completing the sales tax return correctly …

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If your exempt sales are not properly documented …

…then this symposium is for you!

Although designed for retailers, this presentation would benefit accountants, lawyers and tax return preparers as well.  Each participant will receive a specially prepared updated reference guide that brings the law, Bureau determinations and informative points together in one publication.

Presenters:

Peter B. Beaulieu
Director
Sales, Fuel and Special Tax Div.

Eileen M. Bemis
Deputy Director
Sales, Fuel and Special Tax Div.

Certificates of attendance will be available on request.

For additional information, call:

207-624-9609 or 207-624-9693

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