Tax Relief Programs

The State of Maine offers a number of programs to help qualified individuals and businesses reduce their tax obligations:

Maine Residents Property Tax Rent Refund "Circuit Breaker" Program

The Circuitbreaker Program has been replaced by a refundable Property Tax Credit that can be claimed on the Maine Individual Income Tax Form. A worksheet will be included with Maine individual Income Tax Form to calculate the amount of the credit.

For more information visit the Maine Revenue website.

Tree Growth, Open Space & Farmland Programs

To obtain more information visit the Property Tax Applications, Rules and Publications page.

Tree Growth

Provides for lower land assessment and requires a minimum of 10 acres and a Forest Management Plan prepared by a licensed Forester.

Open Space

Provides for lower land assessments depending on selected Open Space Land Classification.

Farmland

Provides for a lower land assessment and requires a minimum of 5 acres and $2,000 annual income from farming activities.