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County Council approves Councilwoman Bevins’ bill to repeal mobile home tax

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Baltimore CountyThe Baltimore County Council has voted to approve Councilwoman Cathy Bevins’ bill to repeal the county’s $20-per-month tax on mobile homes.

The mobile home tax was levied in the 1950s as a way to ensure that owners paid their fair share in taxes to Baltimore County as they were not paying any property tax because such homes were mobile and the owners would come and go.

In 2018, that is not necessarily the case as mobile homes are no longer “mobile,” but are established communities with active associations.

“I am pleased that the bill passed,” said Councilwoman Bevins. “This was an outdated and unfair tax for mobile homeowners to have to pay. I want to thank all of the mobile home residents who worked so hard on this issue and who contacted my office advocating for this tax to be repealed.”

The final vote on Bill 76-18 Tax on Mobile Homes – Repeal was 5-2. The bill will become effective on October 29th.

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