Maine 2011: Personal Property Tax
Maine taxpayers may reduce their taxable income by their federal itemized deductions with a few exceptions.
Certain customers, who paid personal property taxes on their federal tax return, (Schedule A, Line 7), may have filed an incorrect Maine tax return.
TurboTax has fixed this issue.
How to tell if you may be impacted
You may be affected if ALL of the following are true:
- You filed a 2011 Maine tax return prior to February 2, 2012 AND
- Your federal return included a Schedule A (Itemized Deductions) with an amount on Line 7 (Personal property taxes) AND
- Your 1040ME, Line 17 (Deductions) indicates: Itemized
If you are affected, your tax return may have an incorrect personal property tax deduction. If so, you may have overpaid your Maine tax and need to amend your state tax return.
You can make the corrections yourself.
- To do it yourself, please follow these step-by-step instructions.
- After you make the changes to your tax return, you will need to mail a copy of your amended state return.
- Your printed return will include instructions on how and where to mail it.
- If you need assistance, call us at the phone number in the email.
Or let us do the work for you.
- Please download and print this Authorization Form.
- Complete the form and fax it to us at the number printed at the top of the form.
- A TurboTax representative will contact you (within 15 days) when your corrected return is ready to be securely emailed back to you.
- You can print, sign, and mail the corrected return to the state taxing authority.
If you need to contact us, please use the phone number in the email from TurboTax and tell the representative you’re calling about the Maine 2011: Personal Property tax.