Education Subsidy Information for Property Tax Bill

*Taxation statute regarding property tax bill


A municipality that issues a property tax bill to a taxpayer must issue the following information.

1Reductions to tax.  The property tax bill must contain a statement or calculation that demonstrates the amount or percentage by which the taxpayer's tax has been reduced by the distribution of state-municipal revenue sharing, state reimbursement for the Maine resident homestead property tax exemption and state aid for education. The State Tax Assessor shall annually provide each municipality with the amount of state-municipal revenue sharing and state aid for education subject to identification under this section.

2Distribution to education and government.  The property tax bill must indicate the percentage of property taxes distributed to education and local, county and state government.

3Indebtedness.  The property tax bill must indicate the outstanding bonded indebtedness of the issuing municipality as of the date the bill is issued.

4Due date and interest.  Each property tax bill issued by a municipality must clearly state the date interest will begin to accrue on delinquent taxes.


Pamela Partridge 
School Finance Helpdesk
23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 624-6625