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[collapse] Intro We provide free legal help to Maine people with low incomes. We have offices in every part of the state, from Presque Isle to Portland. We post information and self-help tools for our clients, our staff, and the greater legal community.
NOTE: This information is offered by the IRS for Tax Year 2017. This includes both rules for making the payment (if you don't have health insurance) and rules about who is "exempt" (does not have to pay). Many people with very low incomes and people with certain immigrant statuses do not have to pay.
Divorce or separation can mean big changes on your taxes. Spousal support, also called alimony, and a name change are just a few things you may need to consider. Here are some tax tips to keep in mind if you are recently divorced or separated.
A new Maine law addresses workers’ social media privacy. The purpose of the new law is to protect both job applicants and employees in Maine. "Social media" includes everything from personal email accounts to facebook, instagram, twitter, tumblr, and pinterest.
If you're more than $500 in debt on your electric bill, this program may be able to help you. You pay just your current monthly electric bill, each month and on time. For each month that you pay your current bill, your electric utility company will wipe out 1/12 of what you owe them on your back bill. Learn about how to enroll!
This podcast is about the right of people with disabilities to ask for exceptions to rental housing rules, so that they have equal opportunities to use and enjoy the housing. This right is protected by the Fair Housing Act and the Maine Human Rights Act.