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Update: Maine Governor Proposes Conformity to Federal Treatment for First $1 Million of PPP Loans

On February 9, 2021, Maine Governor Janet Mills proposed revisions to the supplemental budget that conform to the federal tax treatment of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for the first $1 million of PPP loan proceeds. Under the proposal, Maine taxpayers will be able to both exclude the forgiven portion of a PPP loan from federal taxable income and deduct eligible business expenses paid with forgiven loan proceeds—up to $1 million—for Maine income tax purposes.

Taxpayers will be required to add back the forgiven portion of the loan that exceeds $1 million. According to the governor’s press release, this compromise will provide full state tax relief to 99.1% of Maine businesses that received PPP loans. The new proposal is still estimated to cost the state about $82 million, down from $100 million.

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Jonathan Block tax lawyer Pierce Atwood Law Firm
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Jon Block represents and advises clients with Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts tax problems. Jon litigates tax cases at the administrative level and through all levels of the court system, advises clients on transactional and multistate tax issues, obtains advance rulings for clients, and does a substantial amount of legislative and government relations work in the tax area. Jon's substantive expertise in state and local tax encompasses corporate and individual income tax, business profits tax, sales and use tax, property tax, excise tax, transfer tax, and other state and local...

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Olga J. Goldberg, Pierce Atwood, tax lawyer
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Olga J. Goldberg advises clients in complex state and local tax matters, including transaction planning and tax compliance. She represents clients on tax controversy matters from the administrative level through litigation and appeal or settlement. Olga’s practice covers all types of state and local taxes, including corporate income, business profits, franchise, sales and use, and property tax, with a focus on New England and Texas taxes.

Olga regularly speaks and writes on a wide range of state and local tax matters, and is actively involved in IPT and COST.

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Robert Ravenelle, Pierce Atwood Law Firm, Portland, Tax Law Attorney
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As head of Pierce Atwood's Federal Income Tax practice, Rob Ravenelle has extensive experience in the planning, negotiation and tax structuring for mergers and acquisitions. He works closely with members of our Business Practice Group to ensure that clients obtain the most economic and tax efficient transaction results possible. Rob's prior experience practicing as a Certified Public Accountant brings unique skills that enhance the value of our services in deal transactions, from mergers to renewable energy tax equity financing to succession planning of closely held...

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Kris Eimicke concentrates his practice on tax issues and economic development programs, with a special emphasis on state and federal new markets tax credit (NMTC) programs, renewable energy tax credits, historic rehabilitation tax credits, and the newly created opportunity zone program. Kris also regularly advises businesses, tax-exempt organizations, and individuals on tax issues related to a variety of business transactions, as well as representation before the Internal Revenue Service, state revenue agencies, and the courts on tax matters. 

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