Governor Janet Mills has issued an Executive Order (PDF) extending the State’s property tax exemption deadline. The order, which took effect yesterday, March 31st, extends the statutory April 1st deadline to either the commitment date of the municipality (the date set each year, usually in July, when the Tax Assessors commit the town’s assessment roll to the Tax Collector to allow for the receipt of payment), or 30 days after the termination of the Governor’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency, whichever comes first. Extending the deadline will allow Maine people more time to apply for the new Homestead Exemption, which provides a reduction of up to $25,000 in the value of an individual’s home for property tax purposes, thereby lowering their property tax burden. Click here to read more from Govorner Janet Mills.

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