Aircraft use tax may discourage seasonal visitors; A tax designed to dissuade residents of Maine from buying aircraft in no-tax states also affects tourists who fly here.

A tax aimed at out-of-state pilots with hefty incomes could discourage some seasonal residents from making frequent visits to Maine. Under a 2005 revised tax policy that became effective in January, the owner of a new $1 million aircraft could...

He said the law deducts from the 20-day window any time the aircraft is undergoing major alterations, major repairs or preventive maintenance.

Gerard said the tax brings in about $2 million annually to the state. He said the state's 20-day window does not apply if a pilot has owned a plane for more than a year.

''I think (lawmakers in 2005) looked hard to find a balance and looked at the number of days an individual can bring a plane here,'' Gerard said.

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