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Tax Reform Bill is Too Flawed to Become Law

Tax Reform Bill is Too Flawed to Become Law

Read the full report | The June 8th referendum on LD 1495—Maine’s recent tax reform bill—will allow Mainers the opportunity to decide on the merits of the tax reform bill.  Unfortunately, like many pieces of legislation today at both the federal and state level, the tax reform bill is a very ...
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The “Welcome Back Tax” Created by an Unconstitutional Tax Reform Law

The “Welcome Back Tax” Created by an Unconstitutional Tax Reform Law

Read the full report | A key objective of the LD 1495 tax reforms was to “export” more Maine taxes to non-residents and visiting tourists. The law expands sales taxes, reduces state income tax rates, and replaces income tax deductions and exemptions with a new “household tax credit” - which ...
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Constitutional Challenge to Maine’s “Welcome Back Tax”

Constitutional Challenge to Maine’s “Welcome Back Tax”

Press Conference Announcing aConstitutional Challenge to Maine’s “Welcome Back Tax” Penalizing Families Moving to Maine with up to $2,200 in Higher Income TaxesRemarks by Troy Dennen, Plaintiff My name is Troy Dennen.I work in Maine as a design engineer in a local high-tech company. Rig ...
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Comments on the Welcome Back Tax

Comments on the Welcome Back Tax

Press Conference Announcing a Constitutional Challenge to Maine’s “Welcome Back Tax”Penalizing Families Moving to Maine with up to $2,200 in Higher Income TaxesMy name is Scott Moody and I am the Chief Economist at The Maine Heritage Policy Center.In addition to the constitutional issue ...
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LD 1495: Frankenstein Tax Reform

LD 1495: Frankenstein Tax Reform

Read the full report | Since LD 1495, which replaced LD 1088, became the law of the land, everyone from the Governor on down has been crowing about the economic benefits of the lower, flat 6.5 percent marginal tax rate for most Mainers. Unfortunately, standard tax analysis demonstrates that other pr ...
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Maine Taxpayers Will Face Higher Income Taxes Than Those in Canada, France and Italy With Proposed Federal Health Care Surtax
Read the full report | Unfortunately, for Maine’s taxpayers, the Legislature and Governor must not be talking with our Congressional delegation. On the one hand, Maine’s state government has spent two years debating tax reform in order to improve the state’s dismal business climate. A key comp ...
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