Town of Cumberland Maine issued the following announcement on Jan. 15.
Did you have a Homestead Exemption on file with the Town prior to April 1, 2019? If so, you will be receiving a check from the Office of the State Treasure thanks to a new law passed last year, An Act to Return Funds to Maine Property Tax Payers.
What is An Act to Return Funds to Maine Property Tax Payers?
In short, this law requires the Maine Office of the State Treasurer (OST) to provide tax relief payments of no less than $100 to qualifying homesteads, when the Property Tax Relief Fund reaches a threshold of funding to support the payments. To read the law in its entirety, please click here.
What do you do if there is an issue with the check you have received?
If you have received a check that cannot be deposited or cashed, please contact the Office of the State Treasurer at 207-624-7477 between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm, and select option 3, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Examples of errors that can be potentially corrected:
Name spelled incorrectly
Mailing address incorrect
Spouse or co-owner is deceased.
Original source can be found here.
Source: Town of Cumberland Maine