An Act To Update References to the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 Contained in the Maine Revised Statutes
Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and
Whereas, state tax law needs to be updated to conform to federal law before the 90-day period expires to avoid delay in the processing of income tax returns for 2016; and
Whereas, legislative action is immediately necessary to ensure continued and efficient administration of the state income tax and certain other state taxes; 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,
Sec. 1. 36 MRSA §111, sub-§1-A, as amended by PL 2015, c. 388, Pt. A, §1 and affected by §16, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. Application. This Act applies to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2016 and to any prior tax years as specifically provided by the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and amendments to that Code as of December 31, 2016.
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.