2014 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 2014 Schedule
Dates & Locations:
All locations are subject to cancellation if sufficient interest is not shown by October 10, 2014.

October 21, 2014

Augusta – Elks Lodge
397 Civic Center Drive
( http://augustaelks.org/index.php )

October 22, 2014
Portland – Italian Heritage Center
40 Westland Avenue
( http://italianheritagecenter.com/directions )
October 29, 2014

Presque Isle – Presque Isle Inn and Convention Center
Route 1

(http://www.presqueisleinn.com/ )

October 30, 2014
Bangor - Spectacular Event Center
395 Griffin Road
( http://www.spectaculareventcenter.com/directions.htm )



Registration and continental breakfast begins at 8:00 am with the morning session beginning promptly at 8:30 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.



Pre-registration is required by mail.  Registrations are due no later than October 6, 2014.  Please complete this 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.
For additional information, call:


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. 


Please be prompt in registering no later than October 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."


"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. 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

Sara J. Lewis

Deputy Director, Sales, Fuel and Special Tax Division