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We now accept Credit Cards!

posted Apr 16, 2018, 1:37 PM by Bonnie Lovell

Click the Tax Collector tab at the top and link and instructions are located on the right hand side. 

Weight Restriction Limits

posted Apr 2, 2018, 11:11 AM by Bonnie Lovell

Please see attached paper

GREEN UP DAY - SAVE THE DATE!

posted Apr 2, 2018, 10:36 AM by Bonnie Lovell

Help keep Maidstone clean!!  See attached flyer

Election Results

posted Mar 6, 2018, 6:53 PM by Bonnie Lovell

See attached

Election

posted Feb 13, 2018, 10:40 AM by Bonnie Lovell

Sample ballots are now posted in documents.

MEETING CANCELLED

posted Feb 7, 2018, 6:33 AM by Bonnie Lovell

The BCA and Special Selectboard meeting is cancelled tonight due to the upcoming storm. BCA Meeting will be Monday at 7pm and the Selectboard Meeting will be scheduled for Friday at 1pm.

2018 Warned Articles

posted Feb 2, 2018, 9:46 AM by Bonnie Lovell


Town Officer Election

posted Jan 16, 2018, 10:50 AM by Bonnie Lovell   [ updated Jan 23, 2018, 8:51 AM ]

if you would like to stand for any of the following offices, please contact the Town Clerk or download and print the attached forms. 

To appear on the ballot at town meeting, you must return petition form with at least 2 signatures (must be Maidstone Registered Voters) and complete the Consent Form no later than 6pm Monday January 29, 2018.

Moderator - 1 year
Town Treasurer - 3 years
Selectboard Member - 1 year
Selectboard Member - 3 years
Lister - 3 Years
Lister - 2 years
Lister - 3 year
Auditor - 3 year
Constable - 1 year
Delinquent Tax Collector - 1 year
Town Grand Juror - 1 year
Town Agent - 1 year

Warned Articles

posted Jan 16, 2018, 10:47 AM by Bonnie Lovell

Any Warned Articles for Town meeting can be submitted to the Town Clerk no later than January 18, 2018 by 3PM. 

Town of Maidstone does not accept prepayment of property Taxes - see below that it wouldn't be deductible anyway. thanks.

posted Jan 2, 2018, 7:28 AM by Bonnie Lovell

IR-2017-210, Dec. 27, 2017

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service advised tax professionals and taxpayers today that pre-paying 2018 state and local real property taxes in 2017 may be tax deductible under certain circumstances.

The IRS has received a number of questions from the tax community concerning the deductibility of prepaid real property taxes. In general, whether a taxpayer is allowed a deduction for the prepayment of state or local real property taxes in 2017 depends on whether the taxpayer makes the payment in 2017 and the real property taxes are assessed prior to 2018.  A prepayment of anticipated real property taxes that have not been assessed prior to 2018 are not deductible in 2017.  State or local law determines whether and when a property tax is assessed, which is generally when the taxpayer becomes liable for the property tax imposed.

The following examples illustrate these points.

Example 1: Assume County A assesses property tax on July 1, 2017 for the period July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.  On July 31, 2017, County A sends notices to residents notifying them of the assessment and billing the property tax in two installments with the first installment due Sept. 30, 2017 and the second installment due Jan. 31, 2018.   Assuming taxpayer has paid the first installment in 2017, the taxpayer may choose to pay the second installment on Dec. 31, 2017, and may claim a deduction for this prepayment on the taxpayer’s 2017 return.

Example 2: County B also assesses and bills its residents for property taxes on July 1, 2017, for the period July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018. County B intends to make the usual assessment in July 2018 for the period July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019.  However, because county residents wish to prepay their 2018-2019 property taxes in 2017, County B has revised its computer systems to accept prepayment of property taxes for the 2018-2019 property tax year.  Taxpayers who prepay their 2018-2019 property taxes in 2017 will not be allowed to deduct the prepayment on their federal tax returns because the county will not assess the property tax for the 2018-2019 tax year until July 1, 2018.

The IRS reminds taxpayers that a number of provisions remain available this week that could affect 2017 tax bills. Time remains to make charitable donations. See IR-17-191 for more information. The deadline to make contributions for individual retirement accounts - which can be used by some taxpayers on 2017 tax returns - is the April 2018 tax deadline.

IRS.gov has more information on these and other provisions to help taxpayers prepare for the upcoming filing season.

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