Business, Politics

Governor Hogan announces extension of homeowners’, renters’ property tax credit deadlines

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation is extending the deadline to apply for 2020 Homeowners’ and Renters’ Property Tax Credits from October 1 to October 31. These two tax credit programs save Marylanders more than $65 million per year, with homeowners receiving an average credit of $1,348 on their tax …


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Councilman Marks votes for nearly $100 budget million in cuts over 2 years

TOWSON, MD—At Friday morning’s meeting of the Baltimore County Council, Councilman David Marks voted to cut $59 million from the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget. Combined with his vote last year, Councilman Marks has supported cutting nearly $100 million from the budget over the past two years. “This year, I supported nearly $60 million in cuts to bring our county …


Harford County enacts FY 2021 budget: funding for schools, record funding for public safety, no tax rate increases

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—Harford County Executive Barry Glassman on Thursday signed legislation enacting the county budget for Fiscal Year 2021 after it was unanimously approved by the county council on Tuesday. The $948 million budget for next year fully funds the school board’s operating budget request, provides record level funding for public safety, the library system and the community college. The …

Olszewski announces legislation to allow Baltimore County to delay tax sale process amid COVID-19 pandemic

TOWSON, MD—In light of the economic stress placed on households and businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced that the administration is introducing a bill to allow Baltimore County to delay the tax sale process. “In the midst of this public health crisis, we continue to take unprecedented steps to support our residents,” …

Councilman Marks: No property tax increase in proposed budget

The following is an op-ed piece from Councilman David Marks… In April, County Executive Johnny Olszewski unveiled his Fiscal Year 2021 budget plan, which can be seen here. The budget proposal was shaped largely by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Baltimore County’s revenue has dropped by at least $40 million since the start of the shutdown. Since the budget …

SDAT extends Annual Report, Personal Property Tax Return deadline to July 15

BALTIMORE, MD—On Monday, the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation announced that the 2020 deadline to submit Annual Reports and Personal Property Tax Returns will be automatically extended to July 15 as part of the Hogan administration’s response to COVID-19. Expiration dates for trade names and name reservations, as well as entity forfeiture dates, will also be extended to 30 …

Federal government moves tax filing deadline to July 15

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Americans will have a few extra months to file their taxes due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday morning, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced that “Tax Day” had been moved to July 15th. “At (President Trump’s) direction, we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15,” said Mnuchin. “All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time …

Maryland income tax payment deadline extended to July 15, 2020

UPDATE: The federal government has extended the tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020. Original story below… —— ANNAPOLIS, MD—Following this week’s White House press conference where it was announced that there would be a 90-day extension of the April 15th deadline for federal income tax payments, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has announced that Maryland business and individual income taxpayers …