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Town of Falmouth, Maine
271 Falmouth Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
town@town.falmouth.me.us
(207) 781-5253

 
Property Tax Relief
Maine Resident Property Tax & Rent Refund “Circuitbreaker” Program:

The Circuitbreaker Program has been replaced by a refundable Property Tax Fairness Credit that can be claimed on the Maine Individual Income Tax Form.   The new credit will be available beginning in January, 2014 on the 2013 Maine Individual Income Tax Form 1040ME.  A worksheet will be included with Form 1040ME to calculate the amount of the credit.  

Who will be eligible for the new Property Tax Fairness Credit? Homeowners or renters will be eligible who meet all of the following requirements:

1.      Were Maine residents during any part of the tax year;
2.      Owned or rented a home in Maine during any part of the tax year and lived in that home during
         the year;
3.      Had Maine adjusted gross income of not more than $40,000; and
4.      Paid property tax on a home in Maine during the tax year that was more than 10% of Maine
         adjusted gross income or paid rent to live in a home or apartment in Maine during the tax year
         that was more than 40% of Maine adjusted gross income.



Homestead Exemption Application:

This annual exemption of $10,000* is available to homeowners who qualify.  It is subtracted from the total assessed value before the tax bill is calculated.

*According to Maine's Property Tax Law, exemptions must be factored by the certified ratio.  For 2012, the certified ratio is 100%.



Veterans Exemption Application:
This annual exemption of $6,000* or $50,000* is available to veterans and surviving spouses who qualify.  It is subtracted from the total assessed value before the tax bill is calculated.

*According to Maine's Property Tax Law, exemptions must be factored by the certified ratio.  For 2012, the certified ratio is 100%.

Veteran’s Exemption Application:

Veteran’s Exemption Law Bulletin No. 7:

Veteran’s Surviving Spouse Exemption Application:

Veteran’s Surviving Spouse Law Bulletin No. 7:


Blind Exemption Application:
To qualify for this annual $4,000 exemption, a person must be declared legally blind by a licensed Doctor of Medicine, Osteopathy or Optometry.  Please complete this application and attach the letter from a physician.






 

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