Maine LD 26: An Act To Simplify the Process for Fuel Tax Rebates

LD 26 (subjects: MISCELLANEOUS TAXES , MOTOR FUEL TAX )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=26&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Robert Alley of Beals: (D – District 138) — e-mail

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/13/2015 House Committee on Taxation suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on TAXATION.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
1/14/2015 Senate On motion by Senator McCormick of Kennebec, REFERRED to the Committee on Taxation, in concurrence.
3/12/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Simplify the Process for Fuel Tax Rebates

Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

Whereas, many taxpayers when they file income tax returns request a fuel tax refund for off-highway purposes such as farming and fishing; and

Whereas, it is important to change the period for which refund requests may be made during the 2015 income tax filing period ending April 15, 2015; and

Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 36 MRSA 2908, 2nd , as amended by PL 2007, c. 438, 70, is further amended to read:

A refund application on a form prescribed by the State Tax Assessor must be filed to claim a refund pursuant to this section. Interest must be paid at the rate determined pursuant to section 186, calculated from the date of receipt of the claim, for all proper claims not paid within 30 days of receipt. Applications for refunds must be filed with the assessor within 12 16 months from the date of purchase.

Sec. 2. 36 MRSA 3218, 2nd , as amended by PL 2007, c. 438, 87, is further amended to read:

A refund application on a form prescribed by the assessor must be filed to claim a refund pursuant to this section. Interest must be paid at the rate determined pursuant to section 186, calculated from the date of receipt of the claim, for all valid claims not paid within 30 days of receipt. Applications for refunds must be filed with the assessor within 12 16 months from the date of purchase.

Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.

summary

This bill ensures that certain taxpayers requesting a fuel tax refund at the same time as they file income tax returns will be able to receive a refund for purchases made during the entire previous calendar year.

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This information about LD 26 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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