February, 2014

 
 
 

More TIF Talk, Since BDN Brought It Up . . .

Keith McBride on February 19, 2014 in Tax Increment Financing

Despite the inflammatory headline, today’s Bangor Daily News article by Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting Senior Reporter, Naomi Schalit, is a fair statement about TIFs in Maine.  The public policyconversation about public infrastructure financing through TIF seems to have been lost on the BDN readers, however, judging from the…

 

The TIF Vocabulary

Keith McBride on February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

The reality is that TIFs, as a financing structure, are very complicated.  And, like anything complicated, they are misunderstood. So, for those in need of a handy reference for TIFs in Maine, I provide the following primer on TIF vocabulary. Every tax increment financing district has an Effective Date, which…