Division of Licensing and Certification


What's New

Certification Program for Primary Care Tax Credit

Applications for the Primary Care Access Tax Credit Certification Program (Tax Year 2017) are now available. Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Awards are made on a first come, first served basis to eligible candidates who submit complete applications with all necessary supporting documentation. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Please note that applications must be sent by mail and must be postmarked during the time-limited submission period of January 16, 2018 through February 15, 2018. Submissions with a postmark before January 16, 2018 or after February 15, 2018 will not be accepted. Please also note that this application is for new applicants only. Applications will be mailed to individuals seeking continued eligibility.


Adopted Rule took effect May 19, 2016

"Rules Governing the Certification Program for Primary Care Tax Credit"

This adopted rule implements a certification program administered by the Department of Health and Human Services in coordination with Maine Revenue Services. Up to 5 eligible primary care professionals will be certified annually by DHHS to receive an income tax credit while the program is in effect. Eligible primary care professionals must have outstanding student loans and make a commitment to practice full time for 5 years in an underserved area of Maine. The statute and rule include definitions, eligibility requirements, the application and selection process, as well as department monitoring, self-reporting and compliance requirements. The statutory language is not repeated in the rule. Refer to the statute for compliance requirements and to these rules that supplement the statute. The intent of the state income tax credit certification program is to provide an incentive to recruit and retain primary care professionals to practice in areas of Maine with an identified shortage of primary health care professionals. The income tax credit program is funded for 5 years.


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June, 2018