Officials Say Maine Can’t Forgo Taxes From Paycheck Protection Funds. Republicans Are Crying Foul

“The treatment in the change package is revenue neutral,” she says. “It is not a tax increase on businesses. It is submitting a double benefit.”

Austin says unlike the state of Maine, the federal government does not have to worry about balancing its budget, and she says Maine is not obliged to always conform with federal tax policy.

Click here to read the full story, first published January 25, 2021, in Maine Public.