Maine Program Eligibility
Property Tax-Aide features three program in Maine: Property Tax Fairness Credit Circuit Breaker, and the Homestead Exemption Program.
The information on this page is updated as new information becomes available by the relevant tax agencies.
Property Tax Fairness Credit Circuit Breaker
- April 17, 2024
- You have to file a Maine income tax return, even if your income subject to Maine income tax is less than the sum of the Maine standard deduction plus your personal exemption.
Property Tax Deferral
Once your application is approved, you may continue to defer the property taxes on your homestead in future years as long as there is no change in circumstances that might lead to disqualification or removal.
- You must file an application with your local municipal assessor between January 1 and April 1.
- The municipal assessor will verify certain information, then forward the application to Maine Revenue Services for review. MRS will review your application and may request additional information from you to confirm your eligibility for the program.
Homestead Exemption Program
- An application must be filed on or before April 1 with the municipality where the property is located.
- Forms filed after April 1 of any year will apply to the subsequent year tax assessment.
Property Tax-Aide has independently selected the property tax relief programs featured on this website that we think are the most relevant and beneficial to older adults. It is not an exhaustive list of all property tax relief programs available in each state. Please consult your local tax agency for a comprehensive listing of property tax relief programs in your area.