Protesters Rally In Bangor To Demand That Trump Release His Tax Returns

Apr 17, 2017
Dawn Gagnon | BDN

BANGOR, Maine — Close to 80 people marched outside the Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building in Bangor on Saturday to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns.

The protesters chanted “I pay my taxes! Show me your taxes,” “Tax cuts for all, not just the one percent,” “Truth, Trump, Taxes!” and “I ‘Vanka’ see your taxes,” among other things. The signs they held up expressed similar sentiments.

Millions of taxpayers are rushing to complete their federal and state filings before the April 18 deadline. Among them are several million people in this country illegally, and there are signs that fewer such immigrants are filing than in years past.

AUGUSTA, Maine — As Mainers kick off the new year they'll be greeted with a new sales tax on certain food items.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage has succeeded in igniting significant public debate around his two-year budget, which aims to reduce the income tax while expanding and raising the sales tax.

Tax Help

Mar 8, 2015

April 15th looms - get answers to your tax questions.

Guests:  Sean O'Hare - CPA who specializes in tax, was VP of the ME Society of CPAs, has a specialty in divorce, forensic, and tax resolution. 
  David Martines, Certified Public Accountant at Harris & Vickers
  Sarah Desormiers, JD, CPA, President & Founder of Integrated Tax Consultants

AUGUSTA, Maine — By some estimates, Maine is losing nearly $130 million a year in sales tax revenue to Internet transactions. Congress is considering legislation that would allow states to require collection of the sales and use taxes. It's an issue on which Maine's Congressional delegation is divided.

Gov. Paul LePage will submit legislation next week that will conform to most of the federal tax changes made last month. Much of Maine’s income taxes are derived from federal tax returns and not matching federal changes makes filing state taxes more complicated.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Within the first few weeks of the legislative session, lawmakers will have to decide whether Maine should follow the lead of Congress and adopt some or all of the four dozen tax breaks for 2014 approved in the final hours.

At the end of last year, scores of tax breaks expired affecting both businesses and individuals. They range from a tax break for teachers who buy school supplies out of their own pockets to write-offs for business equipment purchases, and a special tax break for Puerto Rican rum production. The members of Maine's congressional delegation want some of the tax breaks extended, but question the likelihood, given the politically-charged atmosphere on Capitol Hill.

  Is it time to reform how we're taxed in Maine? Three of the 'gang of eleven' legislators who have proposed a sweeping overhaul to the state's tax plan will discuss the bipartisan plan to change taxation in our state.

Host Jennifer Rooks was joined by

Sen. Dick Woodbury, (I) Yarmouth

Rep. Lance Harvell, (R) Farmington

and Rep. Sara Gideon, (D) Freeport

Tax Tips

Mar 26, 2013

  It's that time of year again! Which deductions are legal and which ones are most overlooked? Tax experts joined us to answer questions.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

Lori Parham, AARP Maine State Director

Richard A. Carriuolo, CFP, Vice President and Director of Wealth Management Services, R. M. Davis, Inc.

David Martines, CPA, Tax Manager, Baker Newman Noyes

Speaking in Maine features a “Your Vote 2009” panel discussion about the two tax related November 3 ballot questions. The two issues are known as TABOR II and the Excise Tax question.

Panelists include Dr. Tracy Gordon, University of Maryland; Steve Bowen, Maine Heritage Policy Center; and Christopher St. John, Maine Center for Economic Policy.