WINSLOW — Applications for local property tax relief are available at the assessor’s office and are due Sunday, April 1.

The following categories are available:

Homestead exemption — To qualify, homeowners must be able to declare the property as their principal residence for at least the 12 months preceding the date of the application. Once the application is filed, the exemption remains until the owner sells or changes their residence.

Veteran exemption — Any veteran or widow of a veteran who served active duty during a federally recognized war period and, if discharged or retired under honorable conditions. Veterans must have reached age 62 or must be receiving a pension or compensation from the United States Government for total disability, either service or non-service connected.

Blind exemption — Applicant must provide written proof from a medical doctor or eye-care professional that they are legally blind.

Bete — Certain businesses may qualify for an exemption on personal property tax for equipment first subject to tax on April 1, 2008. This is an annual application.

The following programs are offered at a state level and forms must be filed annually. For more information, visit maine.gov/revenue/propertytax/propertytaxbenefits/propertytaxbenefits.htm.

Maine residents property tax or rent refund — An annual application for reimbursement of property taxes paid during the year.

Betr — Certain businesses may qualify for reimbursement on personal property tax paid during the previous year. Taxpayers begin the application process by filing the form 801 with our office.

For more information, call the assessor’s office at 872-2776.


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