Anne Arundel Budget Proposal to Include $3M in Property Tax Relief

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh today announced that his FY2019 budget proposal will include $3 million in property tax relief. He plans to propose a property tax cut of $1.5 million in his budget, along with $1.5 million budgeted for a public safety property tax credit.

According to a press release:

We are committed to making our County an affordable place to live for our citizens,” said Schuh. “This tax relief proposal will ensure homeowners will not feel the sting rising property values as our economy continues to gain strength.”

Under the proposal, Anne Arundel County citizens would see their property taxes reduced by $1.5 million. Homeowners would see their property tax rate lowered to $0.902, which is $0.002 under the $0.904 projected property tax cap.

Public safety employees who live in the County would be able to obtain a $2,500 credit on their property taxes in addition to the proposed property tax rate cut. If enacted, the property tax cut would be the first below the tax cap in more than a decade.

The County Executive will present his full budget proposal on May 1st. The proposal is subject to County Council approval.

Read the full press release for more information.