2019 Homeowners’ and Renters’ Tax Credit Applications Available Online

The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) has developed a new online application system for the 2019 Homeowners’ and Renters’ Property Tax Credit Programs. SDAT will be accepting applications through October 1, 2019, as compared to the expected deadline of September 3, 2019.

According to a press release:

SDAT will be accepting applications through October 1, 2019, as compared to the expected deadline of September 3rd. Also, as part of the 2019 Tax Credit Awareness Campaign, SDAT has mailed more than 150,000 postcards to low-income Maryland homeowners and renters who may be eligible to receive a credit but have not yet applied. SDAT representatives have consistently participated in various community outreach events throughout the year hosted by senior centers, neighborhood alliances, and non-profit organizations to educate Marylanders about tax relief that may be available to them.

The Homeowners’ Property Tax Credit Program provides tax relief for eligible homeowners by setting a limit on the amount of property taxes owed based on their income. If a resident has already paid their property taxes and applies before October 1, any tax credit that the homeowner may be eligible for will be refunded by their county finance office. To access and submit the 2019 Homeowners’ Tax Credit application online, click here. If a paper application is preferred, click here to download. Once completed, the application should be mailed to “State Department of Assessments & Taxation, Homeowners’ Tax Credit Program, P.O. Box 49005, Baltimore, MD 21297.”

The Renters’ Property Tax Credit Program similarly provides tax relief for eligible renters who pay high monthly rent relative to their total income. This credit is issued in the form of a direct check payment of up to $1,000 a year. To access and submit the 2019 Renters’ Tax Credit application online, click here. If a paper application is preferred, click here to download. Once completed, the application should be mailed to: State Department of Assessments & Taxation, Renters’ Tax Credit Program, P.O. Box 49006, Baltimore, MD 21297.

Visit the SDAT’s website for more information.

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