Maine Revised Statutes

§1710-J. Access to information

In order to assist the committee, the Department of Administrative and Financial Services shall provide information and data to the committee on request. The committee members are bound by the confidentiality restrictions concerning certain tax records described in Title 36, chapter 7. The State Tax Assessor may disclose any corporate or individualized income tax data, sales and use tax data, business tax data, property tax data or other tax data to the committee or its staff. This information may be requested in any form, including paper records, computerized data or summary statistics, but may not be transmitted with any identification by taxpayer name, number or address and must be aggregated to include at least 3 taxpayers. The State Tax Assessor shall provide information annually to the committee before the committee's December 1st report pursuant to section 1710-F concerning the amount of actual capital gains and losses experienced by taxpayers filing income tax returns in the State under Title 36, Part 8 for tax years ending in the previous calendar year. Data reported concerning capital gains and losses may be distributed by decile or quartile. In the absence of actual data, the State Tax Assessor may provide estimates of the capital gains or loss experience. [2001, c. 652, §1 (AMD).]

1995, c. 368, §J1 (NEW). 2001, c. 652, §1 (AMD).