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CREDIT DISCLOSURE SUMMARY FOR BALTIMORE CITY

The following table lists the tax credits for residential properties and fulfills disclosure requirements for home sales. View PDF

Admission and Amusement Tax Exemptionexpandcollapse
The admission and amusement tax exemption is designed to encourage artist activity in designated Arts and Entertainment (A&E) Districts.
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Arts and Entertainment Districts Property Tax Creditexpandcollapse
This program is designed to encourage the renovation of buildings for use by artists or arts and entertainment enterprises by lessening the financial burden on property owners.
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Brownfields Property Tax Creditexpandcollapse
This program was designed to encourage the re-development of contaminated abandoned and/or under-utilized industrial/commercial sites. This program offers a city property tax credit (for both real and personal property taxes) on the increased property taxes after eligible improvements* are made (improved value).
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Dwelling on Cemetery Property Tax Creditexpandcollapse
This program was designed to provide a full city property tax credit for improved properties: located on the site of cemetery property that is exempt under Sate Tax Property Article §7-201, and used as a dwelling by an employee of the owner of the exempt property.
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Enterprise Zone Property Tax Creditexpandcollapse
This program was established in the early 1980's to encourage targeted investment in economically distressed areas as measured by unemployment, poverty status, population decline, or property abandonment. The City currently has 8 enterprise zones.
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Fallen Hero Tax Creditexpandcollapse
This program was designed to provide property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a "Fallen Hero", an individual determined by the Fire and Police Employee's Retirement Systems to have died in the line of duty pursuant to applicable provisions of the City Code.
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High Performance Market-Rate Rental Tax Creditexpandcollapse
The high-performance market-rate rental tax credit is designed for the purpose of providing a property tax credit for certain newly constructed or converted housing projects.
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High Performance Market-Rate Rental Tax Credit-Citywideexpandcollapse
The high-performance market-rate rental tax credit is designed for the purpose of providing a property tax credit for certain newly constructed or converted housing projects.

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Historic Restoration and Rehabilitation Property Tax Creditexpandcollapse
This program was designed to encourage preservation and investment in historic properties.
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Resident Retention Tax Creditexpandcollapse
Resident Retention Tax Credits are granted to the Home owners who are dwelling in the Baltimore city and purchased a new Residential property with in the City.
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Home Improvement Property Tax Creditexpandcollapse
This program was designed to provide an incentive to make improvements to residential properties and lessen the financial burden on property owners.
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Homestead Property Tax Creditexpandcollapse
This program was designed to limit the amount of the annual increase in taxable assessments for eligible owner occupied properties. The program dates back to the late 1970's, a period of rapid escalation in property values.
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Maryland Homeowners' Property Tax Credit Program expandcollapse
The State of Maryland has developed the Homeowners’ Property Tax Credit program , also known as the Circuit Breaker program, which allows credits against the homeowner's property tax bill if the property taxes exceed a fixed percentage of the person's gross income. The Maryland General Assembly has improved the plan through the years so that now this program is available to all homeowners regardless of their age, and the credits are given where needed based upon the person's income. (External Link)
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Newly Constructed Dwelling Property Tax Creditexpandcollapse
This program was designed to encourage the construction and purchase of new homes in the city.
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Targeted Homeowners Tax Credit (THTC) expandcollapse
This property tax credit is automatically given to every owner occupied residence that is eligible for a Homestead Tax Credit. The credit is deducted from the total amount of City taxes the resident owes.
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Tax Credit for Conservation Propertyexpandcollapse
Enacted in 1986, this state program is designed to support preservation of conservation areas or open space properties.
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Vacant Dwelling Property Tax Creditexpandcollapse
This program was designed to encourage the renovation and reuse of residential vacant properties. It was the first of a series of tax credits enacted in the mid-1990s in response to concern about lagging development in the City during and after the recession of the early -1990s.
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