Commissioners Enhance State Homeowner Tax Credit Program
The Board of County Commissioners has underscored its commitment to supporting homeowners by making funds available to supplement the State of Maryland's Homeowners Property Tax Credit Program. This county program has been in effect since July 1, 2006 (Fiscal Year 2007).
Applying for State and County Homeowner Property Tax Credits
If your gross household income is less than $60,000 you should review the HTC-60 application. For further information and applications go to the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation. The application is form HTC-60. Only one application needs to be filled out to apply for both the state and county credits.
Applications and information can also be obtained by contacting the Calvert County Treasurer's Office at 410-535-1600, ext. 2277, or 301-855-1243, ext. 2277; or the State Department of Assessments and Taxation at 1-800-944-7403. Applications must be filed no later than September 1 each year (This date often gets extended to October 31).
You need to include a copy of your federal income tax return. The HTC-60 application is formatted similarly to your tax return, so having the return available while filling out the application may be helpful to you.
Other Available Tax Credits
Disabled Law Enforcement Officers, Rescue Workers and their Surviving Spouses
Ordinance allowing Calvert County to issue property tax credits against the principal residence of totally and permanent disabled law enforcement officers, rescue workers or their surviving spouses.
Resolution allowing Calvert County to grant a property tax credit against the county property tax imposed on real property that is owned by members of Calvert County volunteer fire, rescue, EMS companies, which meet the qualifications of the resolution. These credits are administered by the Calvert County Fire, Rescue & EMS office (410)535-1600 ext. 2368.