Clarification Regarding Montgomery County’s Announcement of a New Requirement to
Maintain the County Income Offset Tax Credit
This week, Montgomery County issued a news release announcing that Montgomery County property owners would lose the $692 “county income offset tax credit” if they did not follow the new requirement to first apply for the Maryland Homestead Credit by May 1. This news release caused confusion regarding the Homestead Tax Credit application. PLEASE NOTE: Homeowners need only apply ONCE for the Homestead Tax Credit. If you have already received the credit, there is nothing more you need to do at this time.
Homeowners can verify whether they have already received the Homestead Tax Credit by searching their property on the SDAT’s real property data search webpage and scrolling down to “Homestead Application Information”. Step by step instructions are available by clicking here.
The State Department of Assessment and Taxation (SDAT) has reported an influx of phone inquiries resulting from the county news release. These calls are preventing the SDAT tax credit team from issuing the necessary Access Code for property owners who must have this code in order to file their initial Homestead Tax Credit application by the May 1, 2023 deadline.
SDAT is allocating additional resources to its tax credit department to ensure that every homeowner who needs an Access Code is in receipt of one by the May 1, 2023 deadline.