All exemption applications "MUST" be filed with the Assessor's office no later than April 1. Forms filed after April 1 of any year will apply to the subsequent year tax assessment.
- The exemption is up to $10,000 off the assessed value based on the State Certified Ratio.
- Must be a legal resident of the State of Maine.
- Must have owned a homestead property in Maine for at least the past 12 months prior to April 1.
- Declare this homestead to be your permanent place of residence and the only property for which you claimed a homestead exemption.
- Application filed only once. You must refile with the local Assessor in the event that you move to a different town or city in the State of Maine.
"Veteran" is any person who served in active service in the Armed Forces of the United States and who, if discharged, retired or separated from the armed forces, was discharged, retired or separated under other than dishonorable conditions.
- Served during any federally recognized war period
- Must be 62 years of age
- totally disabled during active service in the line of duty (applies to veterans who did not serve during one of the recognized war periods)
- Up to $6,000 of just valuation and only in the place where the veteran is a legal resident.
- Provide copy of DD214
- The widow, widower, minor child and un remarried parents may qualify for this exemption as well.
- Paraplegic Veteran's also qualify for a veterans exemption up to $50,000 of just valuation, for a specially adapted housing unit, and only in the place where the veteran is a legal resident.
- The residential real estate up to the just value of $4,000 of inhabitants of Maine who are legally blind as determined by a properly licensed Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopath or Doctor of Optometry.
State Property Tax and Rent Fairness Credit
- Eligible Maine taxpayers may receive a portion of the property tax or rent paid during the tax year on the Maine individual income tax return whether they owe Maine income tax or not. If the credit exceeds the amount of your individual income tax due for the tax year, the excess amount of credit will be refunded to you. For more information visit Maine Revenue Services