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Money, Taxes, & Debt
LIHEAP funding continues to be lower than in previous years. This will mean that more households will be turning to local heating assistance programs after their LIHEAP money runs out. Here is a summary of the programs we know about - followed by information about how to access local programs.
I've just received a "Notice of tax due" letter from the IRS. What is this? The IRS sent you this letter because it believes you have not paid the total amount of taxes that you owe.
This is to help you to understand some basics about the bankruptcy laws and rules. This may help you to make a more informed decision about whether filing for bankruptcy makes sense for you. We assume that you are a low-income client who may not be able to afford a lawyer.
Important Cautionary Notes Step One: Credit Counselling Step Two: Fill out the Court Forms Step Three: File all Required Forms and Documents Step Four: Send Tax Return and Wage Inform
What property can I keep? How does filing for bankruptcy protect me from creditors? What happens at the ''meeting of creditors''? How are my debts resolved? What happens t
The bankruptcy laws changed in October 2005. These laws makes it harder for a very low-income person to find a lawyer to help with a bankruptcy case. We have posted this information to help you figure out what to 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."
How do I know if I can get a tax refund? In Maine, when you stay in some kinds of short term rentals, like a hotel or motel room, you pay a state sales tax. If you stay more than 28 days you may be entitled to a refund of the tax you paid. First, you must have rented:
Introduction 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.