what's the renters' tax credit, anyway?

It's a program for low-income renters to help account for the sky-rocketing cost of rent in Maryland.

The program provides financial assistance of up to $1,000 per year (that's $83.33 per month!) for tenants to use towards their rent.

Click here to view and download our brochure.

DO I QUALIFY?

This program is for low-income renters whose total assets do not exceed $200,000, and where the property is the main residence of the applicant.

You might qualify if...

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You are over 60-years-old and...

  • Your rent is a certain percentage of your total yearly household income or you are the surviving spouse of a renter that meets the same rent and income requirements:
See the full chart by clicking here.

See the full chart by clicking here.

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You are permanently disabled and...

  • Your rent is a certain percentage of your total yearly household income or you are the surviving spouse of a renter that meets the same rent and income requirements:
See the full chart by clicking here.

See the full chart by clicking here.

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You are younger than 60-years-old and...

  • do not participate in a federal or state-sponsored housing subsidy program (such as a housing voucher program).
  • have one or more dependent under the age of 18.
  • have a gross annual income below:
    • $16,337 for a family of two.
    • $24,247 for a family of four.
    • $32,542 for a family of six.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applying for the tax credit is easy and there are people all over Maryland, ready to help!

The deadline to apply is

SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

Applications are available...

online by visiting this link

or

in person at your
local assessment office or your
local community action partnership

or

by calling 443-961-6220
to make an appointment

or

by visiting one of
our partners' locations

what if i don't qualify?

If you aren't eligible, remember that your friends, families, or neighbors might be!
Please share this website and help us make sure everyone who qualifies takes the credit.
Click here to view and download our brochure.

how much can i save?

Enter in some basic information about your income and property value below to calculate how much money you might save by applying for the tax credit.

 





According to our calculations, you may be able to save up to $275 by applying for the renters' tax credit.

Ready to apply? Learn more about the Renters' Tax Credit and how to apply by clicking here.

 
 

Questions about the Tax Credit?

Refer to the official Renters' Tax Credit page

or

Call SDAT at 1-800-944-7403 (Toll Free)

 

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