2011 MAINE RESIDENTS PROPERTY TAX AND RENT REFUND PROGRAM
“Circuit Breaker Program”
DEADLINE MAY 31, 2013
The Maine Residents Property Tax and Rent Refund Program’s deadline is May 31, 2013. This state program refunds part of your property tax or rent if you qualify. Qualifications are:
You do not have a spouse or dependent(s) and your 2011 household income was $64,950 or less; or
You have a spouse or dependent(s) and your 2011 household income was $86,600 or less and
Your 2011 property tax was more than 4% of your 2011 household income; or,
The rent you paid on 2011 was more than 20% of your 2011 household income.
Senior program refunds are available to applicants who were at least 62 in 2011 (55 or over if disabled). In addition, for persons living alone, the household income for 2011 cannot be more than $14,700; for a single person living with a dependent, or a married person who lived with a spouse, the 2011 household income cannot be more than $18,200.
Applicants who qualify for both the General and Senior refunds will receive the larger of the two.
Applications must be filed between August 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013.
Applications may be filed by computer using the I-file address below. I-file requires access to a computer with an internet connection. Free internet access is available at most local libraries in Maine. Applications may also be filed by US mail.
You can pick up information sheets at the Town Office or file on line at:
I-File online address: www.maine.gov/revenue/netfile/TNRIfile.htm
Booklets may also be downloaded from: www.maine.gov/revenue/forms/tnr/tnr.htm
For assistance call: 207-626-8475 weekdays 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Write: Maine Residents Property Tax and Rent Refund Program
Maine Revenue Services
PO Box 9107
Augusta, Maine 04332-9107