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    May 29, 2015

    Tax law allows billions in business property taxes to be diverted from paying for local services and schools

    This is part one of a two-part series provided by ©Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. Part two can be found here Put an addition on your house, and the town assessor will come around, increase the value of your house and your property taxes will go up. Put up a new store or factory, and the same thing will happen. The greater the value of your property, the more you pay into the town coffers. That’s the ...

  • Published
    May 29, 2015

    Tax ‘game’ allows some towns to protect their state aid at expense of other towns

    This is the second part of a two-part series from ©Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting Every year, the state shares some of the money it collects in taxes with Maine’s schools and cities and towns to help them pay their bills and keep property taxes under control. TIFS: the best-kept secret in town Do you want to find out the details of a TIF in your town? Are you interested in where those millions of ...

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