LD 368
Session - 128th Maine Legislature
LR 1676
Item 1
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

An Act To Welcome Statewide Economic Investment


This bill is a concept draft pursuant to Joint Rule 208.

This bill proposes to provide incentives for statewide economic investment to businesses whose income is currently taxed at lower rates due to offshore investment of that income. This bill would offset federal taxes paid on repatriated income with state and local property tax, income tax and employment tax reductions. The offset of real estate, personal, property and employment taxes would be reduced over a 10-year period by an amount equal to federal taxes paid at an assumed tax rate of 10%.

The offset would be allowed for capital invested in or dedicated to, without limitation, business expansion, including construction and site development and new equipment purchases; historic property or brownfield redevelopment and relocation, subject to state and municipal oversight; and new job creation or job retraining for any jobs the investment causes to be displaced. A business qualifying for the incentives would be required to commit to fulfilling the terms of an incentive plan for a period of time double to that of the length of time the incentives are provided.

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