Commercial Credits

Tax Credit for Community Associations

This program provides a tax credit on certain real and tangible personal owned by a Community Association.  Annual application is required.  Specific types of use are demoted in the governing law.


Information and Application

Tax Credit for Property Leased by Religious Groups or Organizations

This program provides a tax credit property leased by a religious organization if the organization would have qualified for a property tax exemption under § 7-204 of the Tax Property Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland if it owned the property. Application must be made annually and a copy of the lease must be provided.

Information and Application
                                                                                               

Tax Credit for Amateur Sports Athletic Fields

This program provides a tax credit property athletic fields that are used exclusively for amateur sports and the owner is a non-profit organization. Application must be made annually.

Information and Application

Tax Credit for Therapeutic Riding Facilities

This program provides a tax credit property therapeutic riding facilities that furnish services to disabled individuals, at least 85% of its clients are disabled and the owner is a non-profit organization. Application must be made annually.

Information and Application


Agricultural Land Preservation Program

Landowners with state and county agricultural easements may be eligible for tax credits. Application must be made to the Department of Planning and Zoning.  (410-313-4382)

Information and Application

Property Tax Credit for Conservation Land

Program provides property tax credits to owners of conservation land or property owned by a Land Trust. Tax Credit is for 100% of County Tax.

Information and Application

Property Tax Credit for Commercial & Industrial Properties

Program provides property tax credits to commercial or industrial businesses that make a substantial investment in the County which includes investment in new construction or an improvement to an existing facility.  This program is administered by the Economic Development Authority of Howard County requires a lengthy approval process which includes job creation targets that must be met before the credit is disbursed.  Contact HCEDA for more information. (410-313-6500)

 

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Brownfield Enterprise Zone Tax Credit

This program provides a property tax credit to the owner of a property who participates in a voluntary cleanup program with the State Department of the Environment equal to 70% of the increased property tax liability attributable to the cleanup for 5 years.  Click here for more information on the Voluntary Cleanup Program.

Information and Application

Rt. 1 Tax Improvements Tax Credit

This program provides a property tax credit to certain eligible improvements on commercial properties adjacent to Route 1 or next to a Route 1 parcel and visible from the roadway.

Route 1 Information.