LD 1713 LR 521(02)
An Act To Increase Workforce Skills for the Revitalization of Maine's Paper Industry through the Establishment of an Income Tax Credit for Paper Manufacturing Workforce Training
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Taxation
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 Projections  FY 2023-24 Projections  FY 2024-25
Net Cost (Savings)
General Fund $33,000 $770,000 $1,520,000 $1,520,000
General Fund $33,000 $0 $0 $0
General Fund $0 ($770,000) ($1,520,000) ($1,520,000)
Other Special Revenue Funds $0 ($30,000) ($80,000) ($80,000)
Fiscal Detail and Notes
The bill creates a refundable income tax credit for qualified paper manufacturers and will result in a reduction in General Fund and Local Government Fund revenue of $800,000 and $30,000, respectively, in fiscal year 2022-23.  The bill includes a one-time General Fund appropriation of $33,000 in fiscal year 2021-22  for computer programming costs to add lines to the individual, fiduciary and corporate income tax returns.
Additional costs to the Department of Economic and Community Development to administer the refundable Maine income tax credit for eligible paper manufacturers can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.