Tax Help

For the past two years, the Town of Cumberland has provided a tax rebate for seniors.
Seniors may be eligible for this program if they meet all of the following criteria:
1) you are 70 years of age or more
2) have a homestead in Cumberland
3) have been a resident of Cumberland for at least 10 years
4) have a combined household income that does not exceed $75,060.
Seniors must fill out an application and set up a meeting to finish the process. Only one application per household is allowed for this program. The deadline last year was August 7, 2017. Check with Town Hall in July 2018 to learn if the tax assistance program has been renewed.

Accessable Home

Maine offers tax credit for accessibility updates

Get help making your home safer for independent living! The AccessAble Home Tax Credit is a Maine income tax credit available to residents who earn $55,000 or less for expenses paid for modifications to their residence to make it accessible for a person with a physical disability or physical hardship who lives or will live at the residence.

The Maine Legislature enacted the AccessAble Home Tax Credit to take effect beginning January 1, 2017 for expenses paid in the 2017 calendar year. The credit is noted on 2017 tax forms filed with Maine Revenue Services in 2018.

Types of Projects: install hand rails or grip bars, widen doorways, build an access ramp, make tubs and showers safer, create an accessible parking space, etc.

For more information click here or call the Maine State Housing Authority at (207) 626-4600 or (800) 452-4668.