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Homestead Tax Credit - Great News For Maryland Homeowner's!

Maryland Homestead Tax Credit Application Extension

 

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:

How do i find out if applied for the homestead tax credit

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!!

How do I know if I applied for the homestead tax credit

 

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!   

 

Warm Regards,

Bridget McGee  Maryland Mortgage Mama  NMLS# 196068  Corridor Mortgage Group.   410-960-2061 EHO   bmcgee@corridormtg.com or marylandmortgagemama@gmail.com

 

If you are considering purchasing a home in Maryland and want to be sure you are mortgage ready, my brother Tony and I will be happy to help! We help to make the mortgage process a pleasure! 

If you already own your home, we are happy to provide a no-cost mortgage review to help you to determine if refinancing may be in your best interest.  Please contact me at 410-960-2061.

Comment balloon 5 commentsBridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee • April 11 2013 10:51AM

Comments

Hi Bridget, great post and info that I had to share of course! December 31st may seem like a long time away but it will be here before we know it. I just checked on my status, too.

Posted by Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond (Thompson Company, REALTORS®) over 5 years ago

Who would think it would be so hard to get folks to spend a few minutes to save hundreds of dollars? 

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) over 5 years ago

Bridget

I found my way here from Martha's reblog. Such good information for homeowners who could benefit but have no clue.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 5 years ago

Bridget, This is great information for Maryland homeowners.  I'm not going to recreate the wheel and just reblog!!

Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (The Traczyk Team at Remax New Beginnings ) over 5 years ago

Bridget ~ Great post! I keep forgetting to check if my application was approved. Thanks for the good news and reminder.

Posted by Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD (Frankly Real Estate Inc.) over 5 years ago

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