NEW - PROPERTY TAX STABILIZATION PROGRAM
(36 M.R.S. § 6281)
The Property Tax Stabilization for Senior Citizens, is a State program that allows certain senior-citizen residents to stabilize the property taxes on their homestead. As long as you qualify and file a timely application each year, the tax billed to you for your homestead will be frozen at the amount you were billed in the prior tax year. Eligible residents who move may transfer the fixed tax amount to a new homestead, even if that new homestead is in a different Maine municipality.
To be eligible for the Program, an individual must meet all of the following as of April 1st. of the property tax year for which they are requesting stabilization (For applications due December 1, 2022, qualifications must be met as of April 1, 2023):
1) at least 65 years old,
2) a permanent resident of Maine,
3) have owned a Maine homestead for at least ten years, and
4) be eligible for a homestead exemption on the property being placed into the Program.
If your homestead is owned by more than one individuals, only one owner needs to qualify for the Program to participate. There are no income or asset limitations to qualify
The filing deadline is December 1st. of each year and you must apply annually.
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Applications are available here at the City of Augusta-Tax Assessor's Office. Please return all completed applications to:
City of Augusta - Tax Assessor's Office, 16 Cony St, Augusta Me 04330.
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Augusta, ME 04330
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