Personal Property Information

Personal Property is taxable in the State of Maine:

Taxes are levied against all furniture, fixtures, computers, machinery and equipment. Including assets which are fully depreciated for income tax purposes located in the business. Assets located in Oxford on April 1, are taxed in Oxford and are required to be reported to Oxford.

The department mails a request for a true and perfect list of all business assets in February and the deadline for filing is May 1.

Note: Failure to file bars a taxpayer’s right to appeal his or her valuation. If a business does not exist as of April 1, the taxpayer’s failure to notify the Assessing Department by May 15, failure to report will result in the issuance of a tax bill.

Declaration for Business Personal Property (includes letter, instructions, and declaration)
List of Personal Property Subject to Taxation

Business Equipment Tax Exemption (BETE) Program

The legislature has created the Business Equipment Tax Exemption Program (BETE) for qualifying equipment that is placed in service on or after April 1, 2008. Certain assets (excluding furniture and fixture) located in a non-retail business may be eligible for exemption from taxation.

BETE Program Application

Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement (BETR) Program

The Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement (BETR) Program, administered by the state of Maine, is available for any business taxpayer placing eligible personal property in service after April 1, 1996. Certain assets located in the business may be eligible for reimbursement of taxes paid.

BETE Program Application

Town Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Contact Information
P.O. Box 153
Oxford, Maine 04270
Phone: 207-539-4431
Fax: 207-539-4228
Holiday Hours

Monday, 01/01/2018 New Year’s Day
Monday, 01/15/2018 Martin Luther King Day
Monday, 02/19/2018 President’s Day
Monday, 04/16/2018 Patriot’s Day
Monday, 05/28/2018 Memorial Day
Wednesday, 07/04/2018 Independence Day
Monday, 09/03/2018 Labor Day
Monday, 10/08/2018 Columbus Day
Monday, 11/12/2018 Veteran’s Day
Thursday, 11/22/2018 Thanksgiving
Friday, 11/23/2018 Thanksgiving
Monday, 12/24/2018 Christmas
Tuesday, 12/25/2018 Christmas
All Days that Elections are held, June and November.

Topics of Interest

Tax Information

Employment Opportunities

Town Ordinances

Request For Proposal

Board of Selectmen Agendas and Minutes