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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Maine Property Tax Fairness Credit

Maine Property Tax Fairness Credit

Eligible Maine taxpayers may receive a portion of the property tax or rent paid during the tax year on the Maine individual income tax return whether they owe Maine income tax or not. If the credit exceeds the amount of your individual income tax due for the tax year, the excess amount of credit will be refunded to you.

 Who is eligible for the Property Tax Fairness Credit? Homeowners or renters 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 as a primary residence;

 3.  Paid property tax or rent on the primary residence in Maine during the tax year;

  4.  Meet certain income and property tax and/or rent paid limitations during the tax year.


Visit the Property Tax Fairness Credit website,  for specific program information including schedules, forms and available assistance in applying.

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