WOO HOO! MARYLAND HOMEOWNER'S WHO DIDN'T KNOW
ABOUT THE HOMESTEAD APPLICATION REQUIREMENT AND
PROCRASTINATOR's HAVE BEEN GIVEN A REPRIEVE!!
If you or someone you know is a homeowner in Maryland who did NOT file a Homestead application by the original deadline of December 2012, you have been given another chance!
ALL MARYLAND HOMEOWNER'S MUST COMPLETE AN APPLICATION TO RECIEVE THE HOMESTEAD TAX CREDIT ON THEIR PRIMARY RESIDENCE.
WHY DO I CARE ABOUT THE HOMESTEAD TAX CREDIT?
Because of assessment increases and because of the low assessment caps adopted by the county governments, many homeowners in the State have been receiving substantial homestead credits each year on their property tax bills. (SDAT FAQ)
EXAMPLE: One of our clients who failed to complete the application by the deadline would have owed $675.72 in additional taxes as of July 2013. We let him know and he has since filed the application...he's safe!
Before filing form, be sure to check the Real Property database to see if you may have previously filed and been
approved for the Homestead Tax Credit. if so there is no need to reapply. The Homestead Credit Eligibility stays in
place as long as the dwelling remains your primary residence.
FOLLOW THE STEPS:
1. Use the link above for the REAL PROPERTY DATABASE
2. Use Drop Down To Find Your County or Baltimore City
3. ENTER your street address number and street name-DO NOT ENTER street, drive, court etc.
If your form looks like this:
You are good to go. No need to do anything else.
(arrows and highlights have been added)
If your form looks like the one below (minus the highlights and blue words) YOU MUST COMPLETE AN APPLICATION!!
If it is your PRIMARY RESIDENCE You MUST submit an application by December 31st, 2013. Please don't wait...do it today!!
TAKING A FEW MINUTES TODAY MAY SAVE YOU HUNDREDS
ON YOUR MARYLAND PROPERTY TAX BILL!
BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR, A GOOD FRIEND, A GOOD REALTOR AND
PASS THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON OR EVEN
CHECK THEIR ADDRESS IN THE DATABASE FOR THEM.
YOU COULD BE SOMEONE'S HERO!
MARYLAND HOMESTEAD TAX CREDIT APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2013
Maryland HOUSE BILL 128 Extends Homestead Tax Credit Application Deadline Through December 31st!