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New Maine Exemptions, October 2015


 New organizations will be exempt from Maine's service provider and sales tax, October 2015.

An exemption from Maine sales and service provider tax is extended to certain types of nonprofits, effective October 1, 2015.

Exempt

The following organizations are eligible for an exemption from sales and service provider tax as of October 1:

  • “Sales to incorporated nonprofit organizations organized for the purpose of providing direct supportive services in the State to veterans and their families living with service-related post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury.” See 36 MRSA §§ 1760(98) and 2557(37).
  • “Sales to nonprofit collaboratives of academic, public, school and special libraries that provide support for library resource sharing, promote quality library information services and support the cultural, educational and economic development of the State.” See 36 MRSA §§ 1760(99) and 2557(38).

Exemption certificates and exemption affidavits may be required. Find Maine sales tax forms, certificates and affidavits here. Additional information.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.