Maine Small Business Victories


  • $783 Million Tax Expansion BlockedHelped block a bipartisan tax reform package that would have provided relief in some taxes but hiked the sales tax, meals & lodging tax, expanded the sales tax to various services, eliminated most income tax credits/deductions, and overall increased taxes by $154 million.

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  • Independent Contractor Classification ReformNFIB obtained a uniform standard for determining who is an independent contractor under workers compensation and unemployment insurance laws, eliminating confusion and bringing close alignment with the IRS test.

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  • $9 Minimum Wage StoppedNFIB worked to defeat efforts to increase Maine‚Äôs minimum wage in three steps to $9 from $7.50 by July 2016 and index the wage to automatic future increases starting 2017.

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  • Workers Compensation CostsNFIB worked to prevent labor advocates from adding $16-$68 million a year to workers compensation costs and rolling back vital cost-saving reforms.

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  • Lower Income Tax RatesNFIB won lower top income tax rate of 7.95% instead of 8.5% starting in 2013; No more state individual income alternative minimum tax starting in 2012.

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  • Estate Tax ReliefNFIB secured a higher threshold of $2 million instead of $1 million for income excluded from the Maine estate tax starting in 2013, and a progressive tax rate structure for estate relief above $2 million.

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