Maine Prosperity Event: Snowbirds Take Flight Thanks to Tax Cap on Charitable Giving (Portland)
Portland● 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ●Thursday, April 17, 2014DiMillo's On the Water25 Long WharfSnowbirds Take Flight Thanks toTax Cap on Charitable Giving The Honorable Philip HarrimanPrincipalLebel & HarrimanThe Honorable Philip Harriman, principal, Lebel & Harriman, will provide ...
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RGGI costs
By The Maine Heritage Policy Centerand The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk UniversityClick here to download the study.Executive SummaryThe Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is a carbon dioxide cap and trade agreement between nine states in ...
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The Free ME Initiative

Free ME is a bold initiative that will free Maine. It is a realistic strategy for spurring economic development statewide.Maine has the opportunity to become America’s premier destination for economic freedom and growth. Overall, Free ME is not a new concept. Free ME simp ...
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The Maine Heritage Policy Center, Maine’s foremost free-market think tank, invites you to join us for an exciting presentation as we introduce a bold initiative to fundamentally revolutionize the tax system in Maine.By implementing policies toward Getting Back to Zero, a complete ...
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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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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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LD 1088: The Illusion of Tax Reform

LD 1088: The Illusion of Tax Reform

Read the full report | LD 1088 (An Act to Modernize the Tax Laws and Provide over $75,000,000 to Residents of the State in Tax Relief) purports to eliminate the existing four tax brackets in Maine’s personal income tax by collapsing them into a single bracket with a flat 6.5 percent tax rate. Unfo ...
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Questions and Answers on the Taxpayer Bill of Rights
Read the full report | Q: What is the Taxpayer Bill of Rights?A: The Taxpayer Bill of Rights will set speed limits on the growth in state and local taxes and spending. First, any net tax increase that exceeds 0.01 percent of general fund revenue ($304,074 in FY 2008) will require a majority vote of ...
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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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