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  • City moves closer to preservation

    Owners of historic La CaƱada Flintridge properties may soon be allowed to take advantage of a significant property tax break, as the Planning Commission last week voted unanimously to recommend the approval of a Mills Act historic preservation program...
  • Arundel council to hear debate on storm-water runoff fee

    A proposal scheduled to come before the Anne Arundel County Council on Monday would create a property tax surcharge to help reduce storm-water runoff into the Chesapeake Bay. measure would permit a $35 annual fee on residential property tax bills and $25...
  • Mayor's goal: Bring 10,000 new families to city in a decade

    Mayor's goal: Bring 10,000 new families to city in a decade
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake hopes to attract 10,000 families to Baltimore in the next decade — which would reverse more than a half-century of population decline — and would like to serve at least one more term beyond the one she begins...
  • Baltimore homestead tax credits: Gross inequality

    Baltimore homestead tax credits: Gross inequality
    A homeowner should not pay more in property taxes than his two neighbors put together for their nearly identical homes. But that's exactly what Sun reporters Scott Calvert and Jamie Smith Hopkins found in a comprehensive and unprecedented review of...
  • Key state lawmaker calls for property tax cap overhaul

    Key state lawmaker calls for property tax cap overhaul
    A state lawmaker who helps set tax policy is calling for an overhaul of Maryland's property tax cap law, after a Baltimore Sun investigation documented how the costly program has resulted in homeowners across Baltimore paying vastly different amounts...
  • Marylanders face long wait in assessment appeals

    Marylanders face long wait in assessment appeals
    The assessed value of Jack Becker's three-bedroom split-level home in Reisterstown dropped nearly $90,000 in the past five years. But in a bad economy, Becker still thought his assessment — and property taxes — were too high. He filed an...
  • Replace the Homestead Property Tax Credit with a state-wide flat tax

    Your article "Distorted discount" (Dec. 18) suggests getting rid of the homestead property tax credit. Eliminating the property tax credit could reduce Baltimore City's property tax rate by 13 percent and provide the uniform taxation of all property...
  • City property tax burden overstated

    The Sun investigation into the Homestead tax credit and its impact on the city ("Distorted discount," Dec. 18) perpetuates the fiction that the Baltimore property tax rate (2.268 percent) is "at least double that of any other jurisdiction in Maryland." I...
  • Don't chase away Baltimore's rich, too

    Jamie Smith Hopkins and Scott Calvert wrote an excellent in-depth article about Baltimore City property taxes ("Distorted discount," Dec. 18). However, I am perplexed that they seem to think that Baltimore's wealthy are getting a "break" because of the...
  • Loss of tax breaks means hefty bills for homeowners

    Eugene Schoene maxed out a credit card, drained his checking account and borrowed money from a relative. It was the only way, he says, to pay an unexpected property tax bill of gigantic proportions. His tab from the city Bureau of Treasury Management's...
  • Homestead tax credit does its job

    I must congratulate your reporters for their investigative report on property taxes that recently appeared in The Sun ("Distorted discount," Dec. 18). The fact that the reporters uncovered instances where multiple Homestead tax credits have been taken is...