Friday, April 30, 2010

Maine Recycling Tax

Effective May 1, 2010 AMSOIL will begin collecting the fees associated with the Maine Premium imposed on motor oil. The premiums will be charged on all orders placed on and after May 1, 2010.

Premiums apply to oil distributed and sold in the state of Maine. Both the pre-packaged and bulk premiums are imposed on the “motor vehicle oil dealer that makes the first sale or distribution of bulk motor vehicle oil in the State.” The premiums were implemented as follows:

The bulk motor vehicle oil premium was imposed at $1.10 per gallon for gasoline engine bulk motor vehicle oils and 35¢ per gallon for diesel engine bulk motor vehicle oils sold or distributed in the State.

Recent legislation expands the premium imposed on motor vehicle oil sold or distributed by motor vehicle oil dealers in the State to pre-packaged motor vehicle oil at a rate of 35 ¢ per gallon. The premium on prepackaged motor vehicle oil not only applies to crankcase oil but also to transmission, gear box, hydraulic and differential fluids/oils. The premium on bulk motor vehicle oil continues to apply only to crankcase motor oil.
The premium will be added to the cost of AMSOIL products based on the container size purchased as follows:

1 Quart Bottle            0.09
1 Gallon Bottle           0.35
5 Gallon Pail              1.75
5 Gallon Twin Pack   1.75
16 Gallon Drum       17.60
30 Gallon Drum       33.00
55 Gallon Drum       60.50
275 Gallon Tote     302.50

1 Quart Bottle            0.09
1 Gallon Bottle           0.35
5 Liter Pail                 0.46
5 Gallon Twin Pack   1.75
30 Gallon Drum       10.50
55 Gallon Drum       19.25
275 Gallon Tote       96.25

For more information on this topic, contact the Sales, Fuel and Special Tax Division at (207) 624-9693 or [email protected].