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Apply for Maine Sales and Use Tax Permit

 
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Posted On : Tue Dec 13th,2016

 
An ultimate guide to handle sales and use tax in the state of Maine
 

What is a state of  Maine Sales Tax?

A sales tax is applied to the value of all tangible personal property, product transferred electronically and taxable services which are sold or performed in retail to the state of Maine residents.

How to determine sales tax on taxable products and services in the state of Maine?

The following items are used along with the gross receipts to determine sales and use tax  on the taxable goods and services in the state of Maine:

  • Services are part of selling price

  • Alteration charges

  • Fabrication charges

  • Assembly charges

  • Layaway fees

  • Delivery Charges

  • Sale price includes more than cash sales

  • Trade-ins

  • Allowable trade-in credits

  • Core charges

  • Manufacturers' coupons

  • Retailer's coupons

  • Rebates

  • Gift certificates

  • Sales tax paid on goods returned under warranty is refundable

  • Sales tax paid on goods returned not under warranty is refundable if the full price is
    refunded

  • Installation and repair charges may not be taxable

  • Repair work generally

  • Consumables

  • Items transferred to the customer

  • Tips are generally not taxable

  • Certain excise taxes are not subject to a sales tax

  • Certain delivery charges are taxable

  • Shipping and handling

  • State imposed fees are exempt

  • Disposal charges for used tires

  • Single-use bag fees

  • Others (Please visit to Main.Gov to calculate selling price correctly)

Definition of Tangible Personal Property in Maine:

A personal property that is seen, measured, weighed, felt, touched and has a financial value is recognized  a tangible property.

What is a Use Tax of Maine?

The definition of the use tax Maine is outlined below:

  • Use Tax is charged to a local or out-of-state buyer who did not pay sales tax on taxable purchases.

  • Use tax is a substitute of sales tax and it is  imposed to diminish unfair competition on purchases which are  made within the state and out-of-state. The use tax rate is the same as the sales tax rate in Maine.

How to establish sales tax on taxable items or services in Maine?

Below are the directions to report sales tax on the taxable items in the state of Maine.

  • Current sales tax rate table is checked to confirm the sales tax which is published on the state of Maine website.

  • Use tax rates are applied the same way as sales tax.

  • The sales tax is, a levy on the purchaser.

  • Sales tax is directly collected from the customers to pay to the Department of Administration and Finance Services.

  • Use tax is generally paid to the state of Maine directly from the purchaser.

  • Owners, Officers and Members are personally liable to pay sales and use tax to the state of Maine in the period it was collected from buyers.

  • Sales and use tax is required to collect on taxable goods and services.

How to request Maine sales tax license?

A sales and use tax permit Alabama is requested online to the Maine Revenue Services. The state of Maine processing time to issue sales and use tax 5-7 working days.

Is state of Maine Sales Tax Permit Renewable?

A sales tax permit Maine validation is verified on the Main Revenue Service. To conduct sales tax exempt to resale the product resale certificate is completed.

What is sales tax filing frequency in Maine?

The sales tax returns filing frequencies are described below according to the sales tax withholding.

  • Every retailer whose average sales and use tax liability is at least $100 per month but less than $600 per month files four returns each year. The reporting periods are January through March, April through June, July through September, and October through December. The due date for filing the return and paying the tax is the fifteenth day of the month following the end of each reporting period.

  • If the average sales and use tax liability is at least $50 per year but less than $100 per month files two returns each year. The reporting periods are January through June and July through December. The due date for filing the return and paying the tax is the fifteenth day of the month following the end of each reporting period.

  • If annual sales and use tax liability are less than $50 files one return each year. The reporting period is the calendar year. The due date for filing the return and paying the tax is the fifteenth.

  • The State Tax Assessor may temporarily require retailers to file using unusual or more frequent reporting periods in order to administer substantial changes in the sales and use tax law, such as rate changes.

  • Seasonal Filing: A retailer whose business is completely closed for one or more calendar months on a regular schedule each year may register as a seasonal filer, indicating the months during which the business is open. A retailer that is registered as a seasonal filer is not required to file a sales and use tax return for any off-season reporting

  

Nashib Umer (President & CEO of InfoTaxSquare.com)

Masters in Accounting (Studied from Karachi University and Louisiana State University)


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