Renters tax credit -- September 1 application deadline
If a renter is over age 60 and has less than $200,000 in assets, they are eligible to receive a tax credit of up to $1,000. Also, Prince George’s County gives an additional credit of 50% of the state credit so the maximum credit in Prince George’s is $1500. The renters must be living in a building where the owner is paying real estate taxes (i.e. not a government owned building). The deadline for filing is September 1. The application and instructions are on the Department of Assessments website: http://dat.maryland.gov/realproperty/Pages/Renters'-Tax-Credits.aspx or call 410.767.4433.
Join the Delegates and me August 1 at the Beltsville Police Station
Delegates Barbara Frush, Joseline Peña-Melnyk, Ben Barnes, and I hope to see you Tuesday, August 1st, 6:00-8:00 PM, for the 34th Annual National Night Out. It will be held at the police station at Sellman and Montgomery Roads. Everything is free, including food, drinks, and fun activities for families. It's a great opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the police department and the community, see friends and neighbors, and display Beltsville's commitment to keep crime out of our neighborhoods.
Tax-Free Shopping Week August 13-19
Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Maryland is helping working families by having a week of tax-free shopping. Clothing and footwear priced at $100 or less per item will be exempt from Maryland’s sales tax. A more detailed list of eligible items is available on the Comptroller’s website at www.marylandtaxes.com.
Please let us know if there are other issues you have questions or thoughts about. And, of course, feel free to be in touch if we can be of help to you. Just email 21stDistrictDelegation@gmail.com or call 301.858.3141.