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Maine Hospitality Industry Vocal Against Meals Tax Increase

Indirect Tax, ONESOURCE, Sales and Use Tax March 1, 2012

Dozens of members of the Maine restaurant and tourism industry met this week to organize their efforts in opposition to the Governor’s proposed 2% increase in the state meals tax, which would increase the total rate to 10%.  Plans of action include pamphlets, decals, petitions, and other forms of propaganda such as using social media sites.  The tax increases are intended to be put towards education, but opponents say that it would just hurt local business.