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


Fall 2012 Schedule

Dates & Locations:

All locations are subject to cancelation if sufficient interest is not shown by October 5, 2012.





Maple Hill Farm Inn and Confernce Center
11 Inn Road
Hallowell, ME

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October 18

8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Caribou Inn and Convention Center
Route 1
Caribou, ME

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October 23

8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Spectacular Event Center
395 Griffin Road
Bangor, ME

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October 24

8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Italian Heritage Center
40 Westland Avenue
Portland, ME

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October 30 (rescheduled to November 14)

8:00 am to 5:00 pm




$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 5, 2012.  Please use 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.  Substitutionsare acceptable. 


Certificates of attendance will be available.

 For additional information, call:



This year’s symposium is totally revamped.  In addition to 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, common audit issues and adjustments, and a review of the highlights from our monthly industry specific seminars.  In addition, time will be dedicated for a general Q&A session, where the attendees’ questions will drive the presentation.  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 5th.  If any location is canceled 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 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 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 tax return correctly …


If your exempt sales are not properly documented …


…then this symposium is for you!




Sales, Fuel and Special Tax Division


Peter B. Beaulieu



Sara J. Lewis

Deputy Director