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ME – Use Tax on Aircraft

Posted by salestax on July 8, 2008

(Writen as a draft some time ago… no update yet) 

Landing and spending 20+ days in Maine?  Be prepared to pay “use tax” on the price of that plane if you haven’t paid it elsewhere.  Important to know, airplanes purchased in Maine are exempt from tax.  If you have an IFR flight, the state of ME can pull those records to see how long your plane has been in the state.  Let’s hope the lawyer fighting this one wins.  Interstate commerce discrimination is apparent here.  You can’t exmept someone buying something in the state and then tax someone who bought the same item outside the state and subsequently brought it in.

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