Sales Tax Seminars



Fall 2009 Schedule


Recent Legislative changes to

Sales, Use and Service Provider Taxes


Recent legislation has made a number of changes to the sales, use and service provider tax laws affecting a wide range of taxpayers. Maine Revenue (“MRS”) is committed to providing accessible and affordable educational opportunities to as many taxpayers as possible. In an effort to reduce your travel time, eliminate the need for you to leave your business during normal work hours and to make these sessions affordable, these seminars are being provided at numerous locations across the state, during the afternoon and evening hours and at no charge.

Agenda will focus on the upcoming changes regarding:

  • The expansion of sales tax to the following services:
    • Amusement, entertainment and recreational services
    • Personal property services
    • Installation, repair and maintenance services and
    • Transportation and courier services
  • The increase in tax rates on prepared food, lodging, short term auto rentals and liquor for on-premises consumption.
  • New definitions of candy and soft drink.
  • Applying sales tax to rental payments and lease payments
  • An airport transportation fee on taxicabs and limousine operators
  • Applying sales tax to residential long distance telephone service

In addition, the agenda will also cover other legislative changes like:

  • Additional sales tax exemptions
  • Change in sales tax treatment of park model recreational vehicles
  • The expansion of the motor oil premium fees to pre-packaged motor oil and
  • Change in tax rates on smokeless tobacco products

The presenters will also review MRS’ electronic services that are available, such as the MRS website, internet filing, EZ pay applications and Telefile system. If time permits, the presenters will be available to address your general questions regarding the administration of the sales, use and service provider tax law.

On the next page you will find a listing of the many locations across the state where these seminars will take place. Each location has two sessions; one from 1pm to 4pm and the other from 6pm to 9pm. Both sessions each day will be providing the same information. These sessions are free. No pre-registration is needed. Due to the question and answer format of this years sales tax seminars, no CPE credits or attendance certificates will be provided.

Dates & Locations

Afternoon session: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Evening session: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Day 2009 Town/City Location (for directions please refer to the web address listed)
Monday Aug 31 Augusta Augusta Civic Center, North Wing, 76 Community Drive
www. augustaciviccenter .org
Tuesday Sept 1 Bethel Bethel Inn, 21 Broad Street
Wednesday Sept 2 Farmington University of Maine, Olsen Student Center, North Dining Hall, High St.
Thursday Sept 3 Waterville Holiday Inn, 375 Main Street
Tuesday Sept 8 Belfast University of Maine Hutchinson Center, Belmont Ave
Wednesday Sept 9 Rockport Samoset Resort, 220 Warrenton Street
Thursday Sept 10 Bath Kennebec Tavern, Sequin Hall, 119 Commercial Street
Monday Sept 14 Ellsworth Holiday Inn, 215 High Street
Tuesday Sept 15 Machias University of Maine , Science Lecture Hall
Wednesday Sept 16 Calais Washington County Community College , St. Croix Lecture Hall
Thursday Sept 17 Bangor Ramada Inn, 357 Odlin Road
Monday Sept 21 Wells York County Community College , Cafeteria, 112 College Drive
Tuesday Sept 22 Saco Holiday Inn Express, 352 North Street
Wednesday Sept 23 Portland Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress Street
Thursday Sept 24 Freeport Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park Street
Monday Oct 5 Medway Gateway Inn, Route 157
Tuesday Oct 6 Bangor Ramada Inn, 357 Odlin Road
Wednesday Oct 7 Dover-Foxcroft Center Theater, 20 East Main Street
Thursday Oct 8 Lewiston Ramada Inn, 490 Pleasant Street, Theater Room
Tuesday Oct 13 Skowhegan Ken’s Celebration Center, 201 Madison Avenue
Wednesday Oct 14 Augusta Augusta Civic Center, North Wing, 76 Community Drive
www. augustaciviccenter .org
Thursday Oct 15 Portland Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress Street
Monday Oct 19 St. Agatha Lakeview Restaurant, 9 Lakeview Drive
Tuesday Oct 20 Caribou Caribou Inn and Convention Center, Route 1
Wednesday Oct 21 Presque Isle Presque Isle Inn and Convention Center, Route 1
Thursday Oct 22 Houlton Shiretown Motor Inn, 282 North Road
Thursday Oct 29 So. Paris (6pm - 9pm only)

Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, 256 Main Street

For additional information, call: