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Michael Braverman, Acting Commissioner/Acting Executive Director Mayor Catherine E. Pugh

Baltimore City Tax Incentives

Newly Constructed Dwelling Tax Credit

Administered by the Baltimore City Department of Finance

Contact Ms. Paula Buchanan, 443-984-3497 or download an application.

- Owner occupies new construction.

- 50% credit in first year to 10% in fifth year.

- Applies to building permits issued after October 1, 1994.

- Owner must apply for credit within 90 days of closing and title transfer.

Rehabilitated Vacant Dwelling Tax Credit

Administered by the Baltimore City Department of Finance

Contact Ms. Paula Buchanan, 443-984-3497

- 5 year reduction in assessment increase due to rehab.

- 100% credit in first year to 20% in the fifth year.

- Encourages rehab of vacant property.

- Up to four (4) dwelling unit property.

- Vacant and abandoned for one year.

Home Improvement Tax Credit

Administered by the Baltimore City Department of Finance

Contact Ms. Paula Buchanan, 443-984-3497

- 5 year reduction in increases due to improvements completed.

- 100% credit in first year to 20% in the fifth year.

- Improvement incentive.

Historic Landmarks and District Tax Credit

Administered by the Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP)

For more information, call 410-396-4866, email web site.

Available for historic properties in Baltimore City and National Register Historic District and individual Baltimore City and National Register Landmarks.

Maryland Sustainable Communities Tax Credit Program

Administered by the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT)

For more information, call 410-514-7628, or visit the web site.