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Governor LePage Delivers Property Tax Handout to Legislators

February 15, 2018

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Yesterday the Office of the Governor delivered the property tax information to members of the Legislature as Governor Paul R. LePage pledged during his State of the State Address on Tuesday, February 13.

In his address he advised taxpayers, “Ask your local officials how much land in your community has been taken off the tax rolls. Ask them how much in tax revenue it would be contributing today to help reduce your property taxes. The desire to preserve land without benefit to the taxpayers or their input is out of control. We must restore balance.”

The packet includes the estimated increase in taxes paid annually by property owners and the amount of additional money each municipality would receive if tax-exempt properties were taxed at the rate proposed by the Governor in 2015.

The financial impact numbers the Governor shared are based on information that is provided by Maine towns and cities to Maine Revenue Services and their Property Tax Division.

Individuals looking for a specific property listing in their municipality should contact their local city or town office, which is where such records are kept. A directory of municipal offices is available on the state’s website at: http://www.maine.gov/local/ .

A copy of the material provided to legislators is available at the link below.

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