Advice offered on new sales tax

The Maine Press Association is working with Maine Revenue Services regarding the implementation of the state’s new 5.5 percent sales tax on newspaper subscriptions and single-copy sales. Tax collections are scheduled to start on Oct. 1.
The MPA will hold a conference call with Maine Revenue Services officials on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 3:30 p.m. The call is for members to ask specific questions about the tax implementation.

The call information is:
Number: 1.866.642.1665
PW: 545726#

Maine Revenue Services also plans four sales tax symposiums across the state in September to engage businesses affected by changes in the sales tax. This is another opportunity to engage the agency directly with questions or concerns.
Read the MPA’s full sales tax advisory and find answers to some common questions.