Events

New England Coin Laundry Association (NECLA) 2013 Fall Meeting

By: JJones, 9/19/13

Update On The Important Maine Sales Tax Defeat

NECLA is committed to ensuring that all self-service laundries remain exempt from sales tax!

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Time:11:30-2:30pm
Where:
Fireside Inn & Suites
81 Riverside Street
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 774-5601

Cost:
Deli-Lunch:
$25.00 pp Members
$35.00 pp Non-Members

Speakers:
Jim Whitmore, CLA National Board of Directors & NECLA Board of Directors
Tom Tobiassen, NECLA Board of Directors

Jim Whitmore and Tom Tobiassen will provide a comprehensive overview on the sales tax issue. Imagine having to remit at least 5.5% of your gross sales to the state of Maine each year, without being able to collect this tax from customers on a daily basis.

RSVP:
By Monday, October 14th

Contact:
Tom Tobiassen at (207) 653-5333 or TomT@nelsonsmall.com
Chris Balestracci @ qwlaundry@aol.com

Ways to Register:
Click here to register
or
CLA : 1800-570-5629

NECLA’s Engagement:
As soon as word came that the sales tax reform was underway, The NECLA Board of Directors engaged a lobbyist to protect the sales tax exemption for Maine Laundry Owners.

What you can do to help!

  1. There is strength in numbers! The most immediate need is fundraising. NECLA is asking for a contribution of $250 to $500 for each laundry you own. This is a wise investment when considering the sales tax will cost the average laundry owner $5,000 to $10,000 per year – every year! To contribute, send checks made out to NECLA: NECLA, P.O. Box 56, Danvers, MA 01923.
  2. Reach out to your legislators and let them know (politely!) what impact losing the sales tax exemption would have on your business. You can play an important role in educating your representatives about this critical issue!