| Session - 129th Maine Legislature
C "B", Filing Number H-768, Sponsored by
Amend the bill by striking out all of Part A.
Amend the bill in Part B in section 1 in subsection 10 on the 2nd line (page 3, line 26 in L.D.) by striking out the following: " substantial"
Amend the bill in Part B in section 2 in §5200-B in subsection 1 on the first line (page 3, line 33 in L.D.) by striking out the following: " substantial"
Amend the bill in Part B in section 2 in §5200-B in subsection 3 on the 2nd line (page 4, line 14 in L.D.) by striking out the following: " substantial"
Amend the bill in Part B in section 2 in §5200-B by inserting at the end the following:
Amend the bill by inserting after Part D the following:
Sec. E-1. 36 MRSA §1760, sub-§104 is enacted to read:
Sec. E-2. 36 MRSA §2557, sub-§40 is enacted to read:
Sec. E-3. Study; additional legislation. The Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Revenue Services, Office of Tax Policy shall study the entity-based exemptions provided to qualifying nonprofit organizations from sales tax pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 36, section 1760 and from service provider tax pursuant to Title 36, section 2557. The department shall submit legislation repealing or otherwise modifying any of those exemptions that are found to be duplicative or unnecessary to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over taxation matters by December 2, 2020. The joint standing committee may report out a bill to the First Regular Session of the 130th Legislature regarding that report. Notwithstanding Title 36, section 191, the Office of Tax Policy may disclose the number of nonprofit organizations not exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that have active exemption certificates under each sales or service provider tax exemption.
Sec. E-4. Effective date. This Part takes effect October 1, 2020.
Sec. F-1. Appropriations and allocations. The following appropriations and allocations are made.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Revenue Services, Bureau of 0002
Initiative: Provides one-time funding for computer programming charges.
|GENERAL FUND TOTAL||$0||$5,000|
Amend the bill by relettering or renumbering any nonconsecutive Part letter or section number to read consecutively.
This amendment is the minority report of the committee. This amendment strikes provisions of the bill relating to the taxation of digital audio-visual and digital audio services. The amendment clarifies the corporate income tax nexus provisions of the bill by referring to "nexus" instead of "substantial nexus." The amendment also exempts from the sales and use tax and from the service provider tax sales to a nonprofit organization that has been determined by the United States Internal Revenue Service to be exempt from income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986 if the property or services sold are to be used primarily for the purposes for which the nonprofit organization was organized. The amendment requires the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Revenue Services, Office of Tax Policy to review sales tax and service provider tax exemptions to identify provisions that should be repealed or amended because they are duplicative or otherwise unnecessary and to submit legislation repealing or modifying those exemptions. The amendment also adds an appropriations and allocations section.
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