LEWISTON – The Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Brown Bag Roundtable Discussion will be “Maine Property Tax for Businesses.”

The free event will be Thursday, Sept. 18, from noon to 1:15 p.m. at The Chamber office, 415 Lisbon St. Members bring their questions (and their lunch) and learn from other members by sharing information, knowledge and experiences through informal discussions on a variety of business-related topics.

Last year, Governor Baldacci signed into law LD 2056, which eliminated in many, but not all, cases the personal property tax on business equipment installed after April 1, 2007 by adopting a program known as “BETE.” BETE supplements and ultimately will replace another program, the business equipment tax reimbursement program or “BETR.”

This Brown Bag will focus on hot issues in Maine Property Tax for Businesses including: Maine’s new Business Equipment Tax Exemption (BETE), Maine’s Business Equipment Reimbursement Program (BETR) and tips for determining whether your business is over-valued.

Martin Eisenstein of the law firm Brann & Isaacson will describe this new law and its implications for Maine businesses and municipalities.

Registration is not required; however, a courtesy call to The Chamber at 783-2249 or an e-mail to [email protected] to reserve your space would be appreciated.

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