Jonathan Block

Jonathan Block

Pierce Atwood LLP

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Tax Changes Made by Maine's 127th Legislature

The Maine Legislature ended its tumultuous session on July 16, 2015. After an advisory opinion by the Maine Supreme Court, we now know which bills actually became law. As usual, a number of significant tax issues were...more

8/24/2015 - Cable Television Providers Estate Tax Governor LePage Homestead Exemption Hospice Income Taxes Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Property Tax Sales Tax Special Needs Adults Tax Exemptions Tax Rates Telecommunications

New Maine Budget Would Make Numerous Tax Changes

Hoping to avoid a potential government shutdown, this week the Legislature passed a biennial budget that once again makes significant tax changes, but stops well short of the major tax reform desired by many legislators. The...more

6/19/2015 - Estate Tax Government Shutdown Income Taxes Investment Tax Credits Local Taxes Pensions Property Tax Sales Tax State Budgets State Taxes Tax Deductions Threshhold Requirements Veto Rights

Maine Governor Proposes Major State Tax Restructuring

Maine Governor Paul LePage has proposed a major restructuring of Maine’s tax system as part of his FY 2016-2017 budget submission. Generally, the governor’s proposal decreases the state’s reliance on income tax revenue and...more

1/15/2015 - Income Taxes Sales & Use Tax State Budgets State Taxes Tax Reform Tax Revenues

Maine Tax Alert: Interesting Tax Changes Made By Maine's 126th Legislature (And One By Maine Revenue)

The 2nd Regular Session of the 126th Legislature has adjourned and as usual the Taxation Committee had a number of issues to address. However, unlike last session, the issues tended to be narrow and targeted, as opposed to...more

5/19/2014 - Income Taxes State Budgets State Taxes Tax Reform

Massachusetts Changes Income Tax Apportionment Rules And Enacts Sales Tax On Software Services And Computer System Design Services

Massachusetts Tax Alert - The transportation finance bill recently passed by the Massachusetts Legislature contains a number of significant tax changes....more

8/14/2013 - Apportionment Income Taxes Sales & Use Tax Software

Maine Budget Contains Significant Tax Changes

Averting a potential government shutdown, the Legislature voted to override Governor LePage’s veto of the biennial budget....more

7/1/2013 - Income Taxes Property Tax Sales & Use Tax State Budgets

Sweeping Maine Tax Reform Proposal Announced

A bipartisan group of 11 legislators have proposed an overhaul of Maine’s tax system, including major changes to the individual and corporate income tax, property tax, sales tax, and estate tax. ...more

5/3/2013 - Estate Tax Income Taxes Property Tax Sales & Use Tax Tax Reform Transfer Taxes

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