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The Circuitbreaker Program has been replaced by a refundable Property Tax Credit that can be claimed on the Maine Individual Income Tax Form.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 calulate the amount of the credit.
TREE GROWTH, OPEN SPACE AND FARMLAND PROGRAMS
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.