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Chapter 213

H.P. 274 - L.D. 353

PART WWW

Sec. WWW-1. 36 MRSA §5403,  as repealed and replaced by PL 1999, c. 731, Pt. T, §10 and affected by §11, is amended to read:

§ 5403.  Annual adjustments for inflation

Beginning in 2002, and each subsequent calendar year thereafter, on or about September 15th, the State Tax Assessor shall multiply the cost-of-living adjustment for taxable years beginning in the succeeding calendar year by the dollar amounts of the tax rate tables specified in section 5111, subsections 1-B, 2-B and 3-B. If the dollar amounts of each rate bracket, adjusted by application of the cost-of-living adjustment, are not multiples of $50, any increase must be rounded to the next lowest multiple of $50. If the cost-of-living adjustment for any taxable year is 1.000 or less, no adjustment may be made for that taxable year in the dollar bracket amounts of the tax rate tables would be less than the cost-of-living adjustment for the preceding calendar year, the cost-of-living adjustment is the same as for the preceding calendar year. The assessor shall incorporate such changes into the income tax forms, instructions and withholding tables for the taxable year.

Beginning in 2009 and each subsequent calendar year thereafter, the assessor shall reduce the cost-of-living adjustment by an amount that increases estimated noncorporate income tax revenue by $10,500,000 for that calendar year using as a benchmark the most recent revenue projections of the Revenue Forecasting Committee established in Title 5, section 1710-E.

Sec. WWW-2. Application. This Part applies to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2009.

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