MACo Defends Tax Sales For Fairest Collections

MACo Executive Director Michael Sanderson joined a panel of Baltimore City representatives to oppose HB 366, legislation that would eliminate local governments authority to collect water bills through the tax sale process. Mr. Sanderson spoke generally to the tax sale process as a strong assurance that taxes and charges are actually paid – promoting fairness to all taxpayers and service users. He also reinforced that “local governments are always at the table to support fairness in the tax sale process,” and recalled legislation supported by MACo and others to promote better notice and protections for property owners.

“This bill says we can’t use tax sale on water bills, and that will mean more unpaid water bills… and that’s not fair,” he concluded.

Read MACo’s written testimony online, or visit MACo’s Legislative Database to see all county impact bills and MACo positions.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties