Homeowners Property Tax Credit

Updated: Sep 30, 2021

A major barrier for many MVLS clients is the inability to access the Homeowners Property Tax Credit because their name is not on the deed. Fortunately, with the passage of House Bill 610, as of July 1, 2021, for taxable years after June 30, 2021, surviving family members who stand to inherit the property under the decedent’s will or under the laws of intestate succession are eligible to apply for the credit. This will allow clients going through the lengthy probate process to access the credit and receive a more affordable tax bill. More family homes will be safe from tax sale and able to be transferred to future generations.

The deadline to apply for the credit is October 1, 2021.

The following required documentation must be submitted along with the Homeowners’ Tax Credit application for the surviving family member(s):

  • A copy of the will, trust or non-probate instrument of writing for the deceased homeowner(s).

  • A copy of the death certificate for the deceased homeowner(s).

  • A copy of the documentation that shows the surviving family member is related to the deceased homeowner(s) by blood, adoption or marriage.

Please submit the application and all required documentation to the following address before the October 1 deadline:

Homeowners’ Tax Credit Program

P. O. Box 49005

Baltimore, MD 21297

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