2013 Sales, Use & Service Provider Tax Symposiums





A review of the sales, use and service provider tax law, recent law and policy changes and other issues of interest


Fall 2013 Schedule


Dates & Locations:

All locations are subject to cancellation if sufficient interest is not shown by September 9, 2013.

We are no longer accepting registration forms for the Bangor Symposium.
The directions are below for your convenience.

Sept 24             Bangor - Spectacular Event Center

                                                395 Griffin Road                      

                                                ( http://www.spectaculareventcenter.com/directions.htm )




Registration and continental breakfast begins at 7:30 am with the morning session beginning promptly at 8:00 am.  Lunch will be held from 12:00 to 1:00.  Afternoon sessions will begin at 1:00 pm. Program will conclude at all locations no later than 5:00 p.m.



Full day: $40 per person, includes a specially prepared sales, use and service provider tax reference guide, lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshments.

Afternoon session only:  If you are only interested in attending the afternoon session described below, please pre-register with $10 per person.



Pre-registration is required by mail.  Registrations are due no later than September 6, 2013.  Please complete this registration form and make checks payable to: Treasurer State of Maine. Since an accurate count is necessary for the facility, no walk in registrations will be allowed.  Refunds will be granted if cancellations are received no later than 1 week before the conference date.  Substitutions are acceptable.



Certificates of attendance are available on request.

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Morning session:  The symposium provides an overview of key areas of sales, use and service provider tax.  The agenda will include a review of recent law changes, policies, changes to sales tax bulletins, recent issues of interest, navigating our website, common questions and issues with IFile, Q&A of the panel and common audit issues and adjustments.  This symposium addresses both new attendees as well as those who have attended a symposium in the past and would like to keep informed about changes in the law and receive a refresher course on applying the law to the business they represent.


Afternoon session:  After wrapping up any remaining issues from the morning session, a special industry focus session will be held for those engaged in or making sales to:

  • Farmers
  • Fishermen
  • Wood harvesters
  • Nursery and greenhouse businesses

 Please be prompt in registering no later than September 6th.  If any location is cancelled due to lack of interest, we will contact you and refund your money.

Read what others have said

"Enjoyed the question and answer part of the meeting.  It made it seem like the sales tax division is not as scary as I thought.  Nice to see you people are not as stuffy as we thought and was nice to laugh and know that you would laugh to."


"The personalities of the presenters left me with a good positive feeling of cooperation with the tax authorities for the first time since I arrived in this state.  This positive rapport is very conducive to a cooperative relationship."


"Anyone doing...business in Maine should run; not walk, run; to the next symposium."


"Excellent seminar - this is one of the best that I have attended in a while."



Who should attend

If you are faced with making daily decisions on whether or not sales, use or service provider tax applies to certain transactions …


If you often question why an item or organization is taxable or exempt …


If you question whether or not you are completing the sales, use or service provider tax return correctly …


If your exempt sales are not properly documented …


…then this symposium is for you!


Although designed for retailers, this presentation would benefit accountants, lawyers and tax return preparers as well.  Morning session participants will receive a specially prepared updated reference guide that brings the law, Bureau determinations and informative points together in one publication.



Peter B. Beaulieu

Director - Sales, Fuel and Special Tax Division

Judy A. Methot

Deputy Director, Audit Division

Jason W. Pinkham,

District Manager, Audit Division