Maine Government News
Maine Public Library Fund State Income Tax Check- off
November 28, 2012
Maine State Library
The second session of the 125th Maine State Legislature approved adding a “Maine Public Library Fund “check-off to the 2012 state income tax forms. The following is a quote from the law Sec. 1. 27 MRSA Subsection 8:
“…The fund is administered by the State Librarian. All money deposited in the fund and the earnings on that money remain in the fund to be used to provide grants to free public libraries for use in providing services identified as priority services by the State Librarian…”
Priority will be given to grants that benefit all or a significant number of Maine public libraries (e.g. downloadable electronic books; van delivery for interlibrary loan; programs that all can attend; special consultant services from which all can benefit; reciprocity agreements among libraries).
The Maine Public Library Fund check-off is on line 8 of the Schedule CP voluntary contributions Form. Transfer the amount checked off on form CP to line 32 on the long or short form 1040ME. Maine taxpayers using the I-File system will also see the Maine Public Library Fund on line 8 of the Schedule CP voluntary contributions page.
Thank you to the second session of the 125th legislature for making this opportunity available for Maine citizens to help Maine public libraries.