2021 SDAT Homeowners’ Tax Credit Application

March 23rd, 2021

The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) 2021 Homeowners’ Tax Credit application is now available online. As of right now, you can apply online or you can download and print the application from their website. You can check if you qualify by visiting the SDAT website. ​According to the SDAT website, applications must [...]

Maryland Property Tax Rate Not as High as Many Believe

January 30th, 2019

The Maryland property tax rate is not as high as many believe. I hear pretty often that the Maryland property tax rate is one of the highest in the country. Though it may feel that way, currently, it ranks #20, according to this post in the Patch. There are 19 other states with property tax [...]

Property Taxes in Baltimore County and Baltimore Rise in 2019

January 7th, 2019

Property taxes in Baltimore County and Baltimore City rise in 2019. Well, and every other county in Maryland. This is apparently the first year since 2008 where every single Maryland county is seeing property tax increases. Assessments on Maryland properties are averaging a 9.1% increase on average. Baltimore City residents are seeing a 5.9% increase, [...]

Homestead Tax Credit Application Deadline December 2012

October 1st, 2012

The Homestead Tax Credit limits the amount of assessment increase that a homeowner would pay in property taxes on their principal residence. The deadline to apply for your current house is December 31, 2012. Currently, the cap in Baltimore County is 4%. Even if you had the homestead tax credit on your home before, you MUST [...]

How To Apply for the Homestead Tax Credit

March 7th, 2011

What is the Homestead Tax Credit and how do I apply? The Homestead tax credit limits the increase in the value of the actual property tax a person actually pays is computed. In Baltimore County, the current homestead cap is 4%. You receive an application to apply for the Homestead Tax credit when your house [...]

How is My Baltimore County House Assessed for Taxes?

February 20th, 2011

How is my Baltimore County house assessed for taxes? How does Baltimore County determine my house assessment? These are two very good questions which determine how much you pay in property taxes each year. First, tax assessments are done as mass appraisals. This means there are many homes being valuated at the same time. The [...]

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