Maine Revenue Services faces restructuring

Posted Nov. 30, 2011, at 4:27 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s tax agency is being reorganized.

Gov. Paul LePage announced Wednesday that the reorganization of Maine Revenue Services calls for a separation of the agency’s policy responsibilities from its operational management. The changes go into effect Thursday.

Under the reorganization, the agency’s current director of research and econometrics will become the associate commissioner for tax policy, a new position that oversees policy guidance, legislative and public relations, and research. Maine’s tax assessor will continue to be responsible for the department’s day-to-day operations.

Other changes include elevating the taxpayer advocate position to report directly to the finance commissioner, consolidating all audit functions into a single audit division to provide businesses a single point of contact during audits and consolidating criminal and civil investigations into a single unit.

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