Maryland Access Point of Howard County (MAP)

NEW! In-person tax credit assistance available to help with applications

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, the Howard County Department of Finance and Maryland Access Point (MAP) of Howard County have announced that in-person assistance will be available throughout the spring and summer to help applicants file for a variety of tax credits. A MAP counselor will help residents and business owners identify tax credits that might be available and offer guidance to complete required applications. Tax payers should refer to for a full list of credits and applications.  “We want our residents to have access to every tax credit that they qualify for,” said Ball. “From our long-term residents to our public safety officers, all our residents deserve to get the credit they have earned.”

MAP counselors will be available at the Cashier’s Office at the George Howard Building on the following dates:
•    Thursday, March 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
•    Wednesday, April 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
•    Wednesday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Korean language assistance available)
•    Monday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
•    Wednesday, August 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition, MAP counselors are available at the Bain 50+ Center at 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in Columbia on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Or, call 410-313-1234 (voice/relay) during regular business hours to schedule an office, community or in-home appointment. MAP offices are now located at the Community Resources Campus at 9830 Patuxent Woods Drive in Columbia. Depending on the tax credit, applicants may need to have and/or submit tax filing(s), identification, and proof of residence documents. The applications are available online to determine specific requirements. 

Maryland Access Point of Howard County (MAP)
410-313-1234 (voice/relay)
1-844-627-6465 (844-MAP-LINK)
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Maryland Access Point of Howard County (MAP) is a trusted source of information and assistance for Howard County residents who need or want to plan for their immediate and future needs. MAP serves adults 50 years and older, adults 18 years and older with a disability, family members and other caregivers, and health or business professionals.
MAP can help you with:

Guidance with Assistance and Benefits

  • Provide you with information and assistance
  • Evaluate your potential eligibility for public benefit programs
  • Respond to both your immediate concerns and long-range needs
  • Identify public and private benefits that may best meet your needs

Referrals to Programs and Services

  • Help you develop options to stay in the community
  • Help you balance needs, wants, and resources
  • Refer you to local, state, and federal programs and benefits

Plan for the Future

  • Help you identify your strengths, needs, and preferences
  • Help you make informed decisions
  • Help you assess costs, services, and service providers