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Enterprise Zones and Tax Credits

Enterprise Zones

Businesses in the North Point, Southwest or Federal Center at Woodlawn Enterprise Zones that expand or add employees are eligible for both County and Maryland tax credits. 

Enterprise Zones are an important tool to encourage redevelopment in older industrial and office areas. Since their creation, the zones have spurred the expansion or relocation of 160 businesses. Companies have invested over $300 million in real property improvements and $270 million in machinery and equipment, creating 3,000 new jobs.

View Enterprise Zone Maps

Use the maps below or the My Neighborhood Interactive Map to determine what properties are within Baltimore County Enterprise Zones. The interactive map allows users to search for properties, view the zoning, view aerial photography, create custom printable maps and obtain owner information. (Upon the first visit to My Neighborhood, users will be directed to download a one-time Silverlight plug-in directly from Microsoft. Apple OS X users should download the Silverlight plug-in manually.)

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Apply for Enterprise Zone Benefits

Read about business benefits (PDF, opens in a new window) within the Baltimore County Enterprise Zones. Businesses in Baltimore County may download and apply for eligibility for County and Maryland Tax Credits (PDF). The completed application may be returned to:

Enterprise Zone Coordinator
Baltimore County Department of Economic Development
Historic Courthouse
400 Washington Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Phone: 410-887-8000
Fax: 410-887-8017
Email: businesshelp@baltimorecountymd.gov

Brownfields Tax Credits

The Baltimore County Brownfields Tax Credit is available to properties that have gone through the Maryland Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP), have received formal designation by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) as a "Qualified Brownfields Site," and are owned by a inculpable person.

The County Brownfields Credit was established under Bill No. 107-97 (PDF). It provides a 50 percent property tax credit on the increased county real property tax liability for a qualified brownfields site after a voluntary cleanup or corrective plan has been completed under the Maryland VCP. A qualified brownfields site may receive an additional 20 percent credit if the site is located in one of the County's three Enterprise Zones, in one of 16 designated Commercial Revitalization Districts, or if the total cost of the cleanup exceeds one million dollars. The credit may last for ten taxable years if the site is in an Enterprise Zone.

Read and download the brochure and application (PDF, opens in a new window).

Baltimore County Green Building Tax Credit

Baltimore County enacted Maryland's first property tax credit to encourage development of high performance buildings. The tax credit is available to the owner of a Baltimore County commercial building with completed LEED platinum, gold, or silver certification.

Download and complete the application (PDF, opens in a new window).

Maryland Job Creation Tax Credit

If your company plans to create more than 25 new jobs at a single Maryland location over the next two years, you may qualify for a State tax credit for each new job added. Credit up to $1000 per job or up to $1500 per job in Enterprise Zones. Tax credits are subject to eligibility and require approved applications. For details, send an email to businesshelp@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Maryland Research and Development Tax Credit

Businesses with qualified research and development expenses in Maryland may be entitled to a tax credit ranging from three percent to 10 percent of eligible research and development expenses.

Contact Us

Find out eligibility for Baltimore County Business Tax Credits at businesshelp@baltimorecountymd.gov

Revised March 25, 2014

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