Local Option Municipal Property Tax Assistance (Senior Work Off Program)

State

Maine

Year

2022

Variations in Receipt of Benefit

No Variation in Receipt of Benefits

Benefit Type

Credit

Benefit

The program provides property tax relief up to $1,000 or 100 times the state minimum hourly wage, whichever is greater, for voluntary service provided by homeowners.

How is Benefit Disbursed

Credit to the property tax bill

Eligible Property Type

Residential

Characteristics of Eligible Property

Only residential property is eligible for this program.

Eligibility Criteria

Age

Homeowner

Principal Residence

Other Criteria

Description of Eligibility Criteria

Claimants must be homestead residents of the municipality who are at least 60 years of age. Further eligibility requirements may be specified by the municipality administering the program.

Local Option in Adoption of Program

Local government must take action to opt in

Local Option Regarding Program Features

Local option regarding program features

State Funding for Local Tax Loss

Local government covers all of its tax loss

Record ID

ME106_RR22

Footnotes

Under the volunteer program, any benefits received are not considered income. Programs are administered by municipalities that have adopted an ordinance under this section. Consult local taxing authority for specific details on application and program requirements. This program is not currently adopted in any municipality.

Sources

Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 36, § 6232 sub. 1-A (in effect for 2022)
City of Saco, Senior Citizen Tax Work-Off Program (2019)
[https://www.sacomaine.org/departments/assessor/senior_tax_relief_program.php Accessed 12/28/2023]
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