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Tax Law in Maine

If you have a tax question, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll use this article to provide you with the links to both federal and state tax laws, the IRS, Maine Revenue Services, and (to find a Maine tax attorney).

So you know exactly where we’re going, here’s the article outline:

  • When a ME tax lawyer can help you
  • The types of taxes a ME tax attorney deals with
  • How to find free non-legal tax help
  • How to find legal tax help

A Maine Tax Lawyer Can Help with these Tax Problems

Tax attorneys can help in all tax matters and here are some examples:

  • Caractacus is an inventor. He wants to know how he can lower the income taxes he pays each year. He has heard that the super rich live off of capital gains with a tax of 15%, instead of 35%, and don’t pay social security and Medicare taxes either.

  • The IRS is auditing Truly’s candy company. She wants help with the audit. With the downturn in the economy, she’s struggling to make ends meet and can’t afford to hire many workers.

  • Jemima has married a toymaker and wants to be sure that they are paying just the right amount of taxes. Because of questions from the Maine Revenue Services, she anticipates an audit.

  • Jeremy owes $43,000 to the IRS, which he cannot pay. He thinks the IRS must have made a mistake and needs to have their assessment reviewed. If the numbers are right, he needs help creating a payment plan with, perhaps, much of the debt being forgiven.

  • George is a race car owner. His business is being audited. He fears that he is being targeted because he was audited last year as well.

  • Anna needs to know if the innocent spouse rule will serve as a complete defense. Her husband has just been arrested for tax fraud and has his own attorney.

  • Dick and Sally run a small movie theatre. They’ve been assessed a $12,000 tax delinquency. Maine Revenue Services says that they haven’t paid the appropriate amount of sales tax on concessions.

A Maine Tax Attorney Handles These Kind of Taxes

Tax lawyers represent Maine residents in tax matters including:

  • Income taxes
  • Capital gains taxes
  • Self-employment taxes(Medicare taxes and social security taxes)
  • Withholding taxes
  • Business related taxes
  • Real estate taxes
  • Gift taxes
  • Sales and use taxes
  • Estate related taxes

Where do I Find Maine and Federal Tax Laws?

Here are important links for both federal and Maine tax laws.

  • Federal Tax Code, Regulations, and Guidance
  • Maine Statutes
  • Examples of Maine taxes:
    • Maine income tax is graduated and tops out at 8.5%
    • Maine sales tax is 5%.
    • Currently, the state DOES collect a Maine estate tax for large estates (over $1 million, going to a beneficiary other than a spouse or a charity). There is no inheritance and a gift tax, but it does NOT have an inheritance tax.
  • Google your tax laws for your county, township, city, borough, village, etc.

How Do I Find Non-Legal Tax Help?

Here are two more important links; use the IRS and the Maine Revenue Services websites for forms, tax rate charts, and contact information.

How Do I Find Legal Tax Help?

To find a Maine tax attorney, search our free site,, or ask the bar association or a friend for a referral.

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