| Apr 8, 2012
| 3:07 PM
Over the past two years, Maureen Coyle has received $5,700 in property tax breaks that the city admits she never requested for her Patterson Park rowhouse. Now the city is demanding full repayment by month's end.
If she doesn't or can't pay by then,...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 6:41 PM
The General Assembly has approved a bill imposing steep penalties on homeowners who are caught getting homestead property tax credits they're not entitled to receive.
Fines would equal 25 percent of any undeserved break – a considerable...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Five Baltimore homeowners have been getting erroneous historic rehab property tax credits for the past two years. Once the errors were discovered, the city was quick to demand that all five pay the money back — and within 30 days, thanks.
| Apr 10, 2012
| 1:56 PM
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...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 8:22 PM
After four tough years, these are heady days in the world of Maryland TV and film production.
Last month, "Game Change," the Baltimore-made HBO docudrama on the 2008 presidential election, premiered to strong reviews and even stronger debate.
| Apr 14, 2012
| 7:47 AM
In an about-face, Baltimore finance officials are telling five city homeowners who received two years’ worth of erroneous tax breaks that they can repay the city over time and without incurring interest or penalties.
The city had demanded the...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Los Angeles continued to lose TV shoots in 2011 to New York, but the area saw a modest increase in feature activity, partly due to the state's film tax credit.
Overall, on-location filming in Los Angeles area rose 4% last year, as a rise in feature...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 1:25 PM
When the city sends Tom Clancy his property tax bill, finance officials might want to tuck in a thank-you note.
The multimillionaire novelist's supersized digs at the Ritz-Carlton Residences along the Inner Harbor have by far the highest tax payment of...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 10:43 AM
The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development said Thursday that it had selected a Pittsburgh-based software company to build a website for auctioning state tax credits to insurance companies as part of a $70 million economic development...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 5:21 PM
City Councilman Carl Stokes says he may go straight to voters this fall to approve cutting the city's property tax rate in half by 2017 — a proposal he said would be paid for, in part, by raising a cap that limits the assessed value that can be...