Montgomery Changes Course, Allows Tax Prepayments

After previously deciding not to take action, the Montgomery County Council passed legislation on Tuesday enabling prepayments of property taxes. The emergency legislation came as Council President Hans Riemer announced over the holiday weekend that the Council would break its holiday recess to take the vote.

From the Washington Post

The legislation, which passed 7-1, with council member Tom Hucker (D-Eastern County) absent, will go into effect as soon as it is signed by County Executive Isiah Leggett (D).

Still, council members were anxious over how rules and guidelines would be communicated to constituents who will need to send in their prepayments by midnight Dec. 31. Council member Nancy Navarro (D-Mid-County), who voted for the legislation, dubbed it “an 11th-hour tax bill.”