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Make Sure Your File Your Real Property Homestead Tax Credit Application by 12/31/12!

Posted by Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney | Nov 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

From Joe Wathen, my realtor of choice:

DON'T LOSE YOUR HOMESTEAD TAX CREDIT - ACT NOW!!

DECEMBER 31, 2012 is the deadline for filing your Application for Homestead Tax Credit. It does not matter whether you have owned your house one year or twenty years.  An application must be filed by the end of the calendar year.

If your application is already on file and approved, you DO NOT need to reapply.  It only takes a minute to check to see if you have filed and if you are approved.  Follow these steps:

Click on this link:  http://sdatcert3.resiusa.org/rp_rewrite/

Select your County

Enter your street number and street name. 

Do not include Street, Court, Drive, etc.

Look at the bottom of the page and see if your Homestead application was filed.  If it was filed, the entry will show the date your application was approved.

IF IT SAYS "NO APPLICATION" then click on this link for the application:

http://www.dat.state.md.us/sdatweb/Homestead_application.pdf

Also, even after you have filed and been approved, you may not receive a credit on your tax bill.  The credits only appear when the assessed value of the property has increased over the allowable limits each year.  With declining assessment values, you may not actually receive a dollar credit

each year.   To learn more about  how the Homestead tax credit is

calculated,  click on the link below:

http://www.dat.state.md.us/sdatweb/homestead.html

Joe Wathen, ABR, CRS, GRI

Your Real Estate Consultant for Life

Full time Realtor since 1988

RE/MAX Hall of Fame

RE/MAX Advantage Realty

and the Bob Lucido Team

cell 410-707-4994

off 240-295-6000x1523

[email protected]

www.BobLucidoTeam.com

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About the Author

Katherine L. Taylor, Attorney

Katherine founded Taylor Legal after serving for 10 years as Senior Assistant County Solicitor for Howard County Government, and 7 years as a commercial litigator at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, a premier law firm in Baltimore, Maryland.

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