State of Maine Refund Laws

State of Maine Refund Laws
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Maine is one of 43 states in the United States requiring residents whose annual income exceeds the amount of their standard deduction, which changes yearly, to file a state tax return. Taxpayers who overpay their taxes during the tax year will receive a refund from Maine's Revenue Service if they don't elect to have their refund applied to their following year's tax return.


  • If you are a resident of Maine, you will be required to pay state income tax when your income level exceeds the amount of the state-legislated standard deduction.

Income Tax Refunds

Exploring Refund Methods

Property Tax and Rent Refunds

Residents of Maine expecting refunds on their property tax and rent must wait until their returns have been processed and checked for errors by the Maine Revenue Service before a refund will be issued to them. The Maine Revenue Service warns recipients that it takes a minimum of seven business days from the date returns are processed for refunds to be issued. Refund statuses can be checked on the Maine Revenue Services website. Information is updated every Tuesday and Friday regarding refund statuses.