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Maryland Homestead Tax Credit
MD State Dept. of Assessments & Taxation (SDAT)


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Program Overview

Maryland Homestead Tax Credit is a tax credit to help homeowners deal with large assessment increases on their principal residence by limiting the increase in taxable assessments each year to a fixed percentage (10% or less each year based on the county or municipality of residence). All counties and municipalities in Maryland.

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Benefit Details

The tax credit will be granted if the following conditions are met during the previous tax year: The property was not transferred to new ownership; There was no change in the zoning classification requested by the homeowner resulting in an increase value on the property; A substantial change did not occur i the use of the property; The previous assessment was not clearly erroneous. It is a credit calculated on any assessment increase exceeding the 10% limit for the purposes of State property tax and 10% (or less as determined by local governments) for the purposes of lcoal taxation.

Owner Occupancy Required:Yes

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