Maine News

Proposed Repeal and Replace, Rule 202. Maine Revenue Services (MRS) is proposing to repeal and replace Rule 202, “Tree Growth Tax Law Valuations – 2018”.  The rule is being replaced to provide updated valuation rates for each forest type by region.  These updated rates will be used to value forest land enrolled in the Tree Growth Tax Law program under 36 M.R.S. §§ 571 – 584-A.

Proposed Amendments, Rule 205. MRS is proposing to amend Rule 205, “Certification of Assessors” to clarify and streamline the procedures related to the previously expanded levels of assessor certification, to institute a formal procedure for revocation of certifications, and to make other, housekeeping, changes.  Certification and the continuing education of property tax assessors in the State of Maine is the responsibility of the Bureau.  This rule governs the nature and timing of the certification examinations as well as the enforcement of the continuing education requirements required under 36 M.R.S. § 311.

The proposed changes for Rules 202 and 205 can be found on the MRS website at www.maine.gov/revenue/rules/homepage.html.  Comments on the proposed changes must be sent no later than April 20, 2018 to Justin Poirier, Property Tax Division, PO Box 9106, Augusta, Maine 04332-9106, or email Justin.L.Poirier@maine.gov.