Generally, veterans who have reached age 62 and served in active duty during a federally recognized war period, as well as 100% disabled veterans, qualify for a tax exemption of $6,000 off their property valuation.
Please contact the Assessor's Office if you think you may qualify or if you would like more information about this exemption program.
The following changes in Maine Tax Law may qualify veterans who did not qualify in the past for partial exemption of property taxes:
The exemption has been expanded to include veterans who served during the periods from Aug. 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984 and December 20, 1989 to January 31, 1990 as well as those that were awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. The exemption has also been expanded to include all veterans who served during the period of Feb. 28, 1961 to Aug. 5, 1964.
Formerly, veterans who served during this period of time had to have served in the Republic of Vietnam in order to qualify for an exemption. The law still requires that a veteran of the Vietnam War must have served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days, any part of which occurred after Feb. 27, 1961 and before May 8, 1975.