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  • 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...
  • Homeowners must apply for property-tax credit or lose it

    Tens of thousands of Maryland homeowners who haven't already applied for the Homestead Property Tax Credit have until the end of the year to do so or lose the often-valuable break. The deadline was set so long ago — 2007 — that some residents...
  • Are city homeowners allowed to double up on tax credits?

    Are city homeowners allowed to double up on tax credits?
    Last week while reporting on the latest tax credit mess, we learned about an obscure 1999 Baltimore law that appeared to have potentially big consequences. It seemed to bar city homeowners from getting both a historic rehab tax credit and a homestead...
  • Anne Arundel Co. budget plan includes tax increase

    Anne Arundel Co. budget plan includes tax increase
    Anne Arundel County residents would see their property taxes increase under the $1.2 billion budget proposed Monday by County Executive John R. Leopold, but that would be partially offset by a drop in trash pickup frequency and fees. County workers,...
  • At pricey condos, developers pay just hundreds in tax

    At pricey condos, developers pay just hundreds in tax
    They're some of the priciest condos in the city, but they're taxed like empty lots. At the Ritz-Carlton Residences along Baltimore's Inner Harbor — where a recent sale topped $1.5 million — the tax bill for most of the condos was $1,309...
  • County board waters down property tax process changes, weekend courthouse closures

    County board waters down property tax process changes, weekend courthouse closures
    Cook County commissioners on Tuesday adopted a watered-down plan for government offices to work on streamlining the property tax process after Board President Toni Preckwinkle said a proposal to create a single county tax administrator would violate state...
  • Baltimore City property tax bills getting a makeover for clarity

    Many Baltimore City property owners may have a hard time comprehending the size of their tax bills, but the bills themselves should make more sense when the new batch goes out in the mail in a couple of months. City tax bills are getting something of a...