On January 24, 2023, MACo Legislative Director Kevin Kinnally testified before the House Ways and Means Committee in support of HB 0057 – Property Tax – Tax Sales – Requirement to Sell.
This bill would grant counties full flexibility in determining the frequency of tax sales, which could help minimize tax collection costs, assist with the payment of overdue taxes, and ultimately allow homeowners to remain in their homes.
From the MACo Testimony:
MACo strongly prefers that homeowners receive all counseling, education, information, and support which may be available to them and additional assistance when appropriate, to help them pay on time and avoid going through tax sale. To that end, MACo supported legislation to establish the Homeowner Protection Program, which offers homeowners facing tax sale potential cost avoidance, and provide help like payment assistance, foreclosure mediation, and other services.
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