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Maryland Program Eligibility

Property Tax-Aide features Homeowners’ Property Tax Credit Program and Maryland Renters’ Property Tax Credit in Maryland.

The information on this page is updated as new information becomes available by the relevant tax agencies.

Read more about property tax relief programs in your area.

Homeowners' Property Tax Credit Program (HTC-1)

The Homeowners' Property Tax Credit (HTC-1) allows credits against the homeowner's property tax bill if the property taxes exceed a fixed percentage of the person's gross income. In other words, it sets a limit on the amount of property taxes any homeowner must pay based upon his or her income.

Application Deadline

The deadline for filing an  application is October 1, 2024. Homeowners who file and qualify by April 15 will receive the credit directly on their tax bill. Persons who file later up until the October 1 deadline will receive any credit due in the form of a revised tax bill. Applicants filing after April 15 are advised not to delay payment of the property tax bill until receipt of the credit if they wish to receive the discount for early payment offered in some subdivisions. A new application must be filed every year if the applicant wishes to be considered for a tax credit. 

Maryland Renters’ Property Tax Credit (RTC-1)

The Renters’ Property Tax Credit (RTC-1) provides a direct check payment of up to $1,000 a year for renters who paid rent in the State of Maryland and who meet certain eligibility requirements.

Application Deadline

Renters have until October 1 of the year in which the credit is sought to apply, but it is advantageous to file as early as possible.

Property Tax-Aide has independently selected the property tax relief programs featured on this website that we think are the most relevant and beneficial to older adults. It is not an exhaustive list of all property tax relief programs available in each state. Please consult your local tax agency for a comprehensive listing of property tax relief programs in your area.

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