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Old 12-18-2009, 10:19 AM
 
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Does anyone know of a websight where I could invetigate/compare the tax rates in different towns and/or states? I read in one of the older threads that New Hampshire would be a better place to live, tax wise, than Maine but I have heard from a finance profesional that Maine has a low tax rate compared to most of the nation.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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You can find information like that here: Taxes by State
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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These websites will give you a plethora of info on taxes and mil rates by county then city. It should be more than you may want to know.

Maine Revenue Services: Property Tax -

Untitled Document (http://www.state.me.us/revenue/propertytax/municipalservices/fullvaluerates.htm - broken link)

Maine Revenue Services: Property Tax - Statistical Summary
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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You must compare both property tax rates and property values for a valid comparison. For example, a 3 bedroom house with garage in a Maine town might sell for $55,000. The same house in NH would sell for $110,000. Why is that? There is no income or sales tax in NH and the same house is worth much more because of that.

NH residents complain that their property tax is double the tax of his cousin in Maine who has a similar house. Yes, a similar building, but not a similar value.

We refer to the Maine/New Hampshire border as "The Maple Curtain". That border is a line between two very different societies. There is a reason that NH has no income tax and no sales tax. They spend less. Maine's spending is huge compared to NH so we tax and tax to support the spending.
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