Todd Gabe’s Study Cited in BDN Analysis on Sales Tax Revenues

The Bangor Daily News cited a 2012 study on use tax by University of Maine economics professor Todd Gabe in an analysis on Maine sales tax revenues. The study, which was commissioned by the Retail Association of Maine and the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, found the percentage of Mainers who pay the full use tax they owe could be in the single digits. Gabe’s study also suggests that requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes could increase business for local stores.