Also there is the Maine Property Tax Refund Program. Unlike the above exemptions that are seen directly on your tax bill, this program allows you to apply to the State of Maine for a refund on property taxes. The eligibility requirements are based on income and the amount of property taxes that have been assessed. Applications are usually available beginning in August and you must apply by the end of December. This program was once known as the Circuit Breaker Program. Please see http://www.maine.gov/revenue/ for more information.