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Volume 23, Issue 8   October 2013

17th Annual Maine Tax Forum

The 17th annual Maine Tax Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, November 6th and Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at the Augusta Civic Center.  The forum is being hosted by SCORE Maine and will cover Maine and federal tax developments, case law developments, ethics, new IRS initiatives and other topics of current interest for tax advisors. 

Charles Colgan will be the keynote speaker talking about the “Maine and National Economic Outlook”.  Dr. Colgan chairs the USM Program in Community Planning & Development and is a Professor of Public Policy and Management at the Muskie School of Public Service.  He is the former Maine State Economist.  This will be a very interesting talk given the current policy debate in Washington.

A new feature presentation this year is a panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act implications for tax practitioners.  A panel of experts will explain this complex new law. 
Another featured speaker is Karen Hawkins, Director of the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility, who will talk on the Internal Revenue Service’s “Rules of Engagement”.

Attendance at the Maine Tax Forum will provide 12.75 CLE and 15 CPE credits.   The IRS has approved 12 CE credit hours, including 2 hours of Ethics.

There are still seats available.  Register on-line at:


Sales and Use Tax
Sales Tax Bulletins Revised

Maine Revenue Services Sales Tax Division has recently made revisions to many instructional bulletins.  All Maine Revenue Services sales tax bulletins can be viewed at  The effective date for each bulletin is noted in the right hand column on the web page.  Bulletins that have been updated recently are also highlighted with red text on the web page. 

If you have relied on bulletins in the past, it is suggested that you review these updated versions.


Telephone Numbers
FAX Numbers
Email Addresses
Taxpayer Service Center
(207) 626-8475
(207) 287-5855
(207) 822-0450
(207) 822-0453
Central Registration
(207) 624-5644
(207) 287-6975
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
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
PO Box 1060
Augusta, Maine 04332-1060