Effective Date: July 1, 2018
Threshold: Gross revenue exceeds $100,000 or 200 or more separate transactions
Measurement Date: In the previous or current calendar year
Includable Transactions: Gross sales
When You Need to Register Once You Exceed the Threshold: Next transaction
Effective October 1, 2017, Maine’s legislature has enacted legislation requiring remote sellers to collect and remit sales tax on sales of tangible personal property, products transferred electronically or services that are delivered into Maine, if:
The state may bring a declaratory judgment action against remote sellers to establish the federal and state legal validity of the tax collection obligation. The obligation to collect and remit the sales and use tax required by the legislation may not be applied retroactively. If an injunction against the legislation is lifted, the obligation to collect sales and use tax applies from that date forward for persons covered by the injunction. The legislature overrode the Governor’s veto of the legislation. We expect litigation challenging the law to be filed as has happened in other states. (L.D. 1405 (S.P. 483), Laws 2017)
UPDATE: After reviewing the South Dakota v. Wayfair decision, Maine Revenue Services issued guidance for remote sellers on August 8, 2018. Maine will enforce its economic nexus statute for sales occurring on or after July 1, 2018, the first monthly filing period after the date of the Wayfair decision. For more information, you can read the full notice from Maine Revenue Services or visit their remote sellers page.