Legal & Financial Resources
Property Tax Deferral Program
The State of Maine offers a tax deferral program if property taxes become too big a financial burden, threatening a person's ability to remain in their home as they age. The towns are reimbursed by the State of Maine and the State recovers the tax amounts when the property is sold or becomes part of an estate. In Georgetown, your first stop should be at the Town Office as they may be able to offer local assistance. This link takes you to more information on the program.
Consumer Protection, Office of the Attorney General
An online information site that offers resources for a variety of consumer issues, including complaints, scams, and a consumer law guide.
Legal Services for the Elderly
Free, high-quality legal services are available to socially and economically qualified Maine residents age 60 and over. The website links to a number of other legal service providers.
Pine Tree Legal Services
Provides free civil legal assistance to help individuals in their ability to meet basic human needs or to enforce basic human rights, including access to housing, food, income, safety, education, and healthcare.
Contact: ptla.org or 207-774-8211
AARP Tax Preparation
Trained tax preparers provide free, individualized tax preparation for low- to moderate-income residents, especially those age 50 and older.
Contact: 207-443-5141 or 207-443-4937
CA$H Coalition of Maine
Trained volunteers prepare and file taxes without charge for residents who qualify financially.
Contact: CASH Maine