Legal Guidance on Excise, Property Tax Executive Order

The Legal Services Department at MMA today released revised guidance to help members deal with changes in excise and property tax collections that, initially, were triggered by public building closures as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The upshot, following a new Executive Order from Gov. Janet Mills late yesterday, is that municipal officers are authorized to extend property tax due dates. Municipal officers also have two options regarding excise tax due dates, if the municipality has the ability to accept excise tax payments. Details are spelled out in the Legal Services’ document.

Revised Guidance

Executive Order No. 53-A-2, An Order Amending Executive Order 53-A - 6/26/2020

Executive Order 53: An Order Regarding Certain Municipal and Taxation Matters (PDF) - 5/12/2020

Executive Order 53-A: An Order Amending Executive Order 53 FY 19/20 (PDF) - 5/26/2020

 

 






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