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I Can't Pay the Taxes on my House: What Can I Do?

In Maine, if you cannot pay your tax bill for the property you live on, there is something you can do. Your city or town can decide that you don't have to pay some or all of it. This is called a "poverty tax abatement." more...

The Maine Homestead Exemption: Tax Relief for Maine Homeowners

The Maine Homestead Exemption may lower your property tax bill. It makes it so the town won't count $20,000 of value of your home for property tax purposes. You can qualify if you have owned your home in Maine for at least 12 months.  It doesn't matter if you sold one home and moved to another.  You just have to show you owned a home for the 12 month period. The application is quick and easy. Answer a few questions about your home and how long you have lived there. T more...