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Who is eligible for the Maine Property Tax Fairness Credit?

You may qualify for a refundable Property Tax Fairness Credit up to $750 ($1,200 if you are 65 years of age or older) if you meet all of the following:

  • You were a Maine resident during any part of the tax year;
  • You owned or rented a home in Maine during any part of the tax year and lived in that home as your principal residence during the year;
  • Your total income during 2018 was less than $34,167 if you are filing Single
  • Your total income during 2018 was less than $44,167 and had 1 qualified dependent and filing Head of Household or $54,167 and had more than 1 qualified dependent and filing Head of Household
  • Your total income during 2018 was less than $44,167 and had no qualified dependents and filing Married Filing Jointly or Qualifying Widow(er) or $54,167 and had 1 or more qualified dependents using those same filing statuses
  • You paid property tax on your home (principal residence) in Maine during the tax year that is greater than 6% of your total income or you paid rent on your home (principal residence) in Maine during the tax year that is greater than 40% of your total income. Note that the amount of property tax or rent you can include may be limited.

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