The City of Auburn will be extending this due date to April 1st, with no penalty. There are several options for citizens to make their tax payment, including paying online here (3rd party service fees do apply that we are unable to waive), mailing in your payment, and/or obtaining a money order or cashier’s check and dropping it in the drop box at City Hall. The City will reassess on an ongoing basis as the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation continues to evolve.
View Governor Mills Declaration Against Price-Gouging HERE
Loan Guarantee Program for residents of Maine. The program, administered by theFinance Authority of Maine, provides easier access to no-interest loans for residents of this State, including self-employed residents, who experience a reduction in income due to the state of emergency arising from COVID-19. Under the program, affected employees are eligible for up to 3 loans, each equal to their monthly after-tax pay, up to $5,000, less unemployment benefits. Repayment is due starting 90 days after the end of the state of emergency and during the subsequent 6 months; during that period, interest may not be charged or accrue on the loan. Following the end of the 270 days, a credit union or financial institution that made a loan under the program, after a good faith effort to collect the principal amount of the loan, may apply to the authority for repayment of the uncollected amount of the loan in default.
SBA Microloans The Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG) continues to offer the SBA Microloan program, which still follows the same criteria for application that it did prior, but would also be available. AVCOG Business Advisors are available for Technical Assistance to talk through the issues and help offer guidance as needed and as they’re able.