The Maine State Chamber submitted comments to the Tax Expenditure Working Group regarding reviews conducted by the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability (OPEGA) at its meeting on October 22. The Maine State Chamber’s comments centered on the continued success of Maine’s tax incentives and programs and the fact that they are working as intended. Below is the Maine State Chamber’s letter to the working group, submitted by Linda Caprara, senior government relations specialist, on October 21, 2021.
The group was formed to provide recommendations to the Government Oversight Committee (GOC) on any needed changes to OPEGA’s review process. These items include, but are not limited to, the number of reviews OPEGA should be conducting in any given year, whether OPEGA should focus strictly on business tax expenditures, whether the reviews be full reviews or expedited reviews, etc.
The Tax Expenditure Working Group has held several meetings to discuss these issues and more. The group will hold a work session on Friday, November 5 at 9:00 a.m. to resume discussions on OPEGA’s work in reviewing tax expenditures. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Caprara by calling (207) 623-4568 or by emailing email@example.com.