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Baltimore County imposes taxes on the following:

  • 911 Emergency Telephone Fee—$0.75 per month applied to telephone bill
  • Admission and Amusement—10 percent
  • Electricity (nonresidential)—$0.0053 per kwh general rate and $.00375 large manufacturer rate
  • Personal Income Tax—A percentage of the Maryland Adjusted Gross Income for Calendar Year 2019—2.83 percent and starting Calendar Year 2020—3.2 percent.
  • Personal Property—$2.75 per $100 of assessed value
  • Real Property—$1.10 per $100 of assessed value
  • Real Property Transfers—1.5 percent of purchase price (excluding the first $22,000 of residential transfers) and $2.50 per $500 of total value
  • Telephone and Wireless Service—Eight percent Telephone Line Revenue and Wireless Telephone line
  • Transient Occupancy—9.5 percent of Room Rate

Forms

There are exemptions available for electrical and telephone taxes. For an exemption form, contact the Office of Budget and Finance at 410-887-2404.

Constant Yield Tax Rate

In the last taxable year, the County real property tax rate as of July 1, 2020 was $1.10, and the certified assessment of the net assessable real property was $87,943,865,531. The assessment multiplied by the rate produced property tax revenues of $967,382,521. For this taxable year, the certified assessment of the net assessable real property is $89,683,738,048. To produce the same real property tax revenue as last year, the tax rate would have to be $ 1.0787. This rate is called the Constant Yield Tax Rate.

For this taxable year, the actual property tax rate is $1.10 which is different from the Constant Yield Tax Rate. The rate is more than the Constant Yield Tax Rate and will produce in real property tax revenues $19,102,636 more than would be produced by the Constant Yield Tax Rate.

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Contact Us

Office of Budget and Finance

400 Washington Avenue
Room 150
Towson, Maryland 21204

Hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone

Fax

410-887-3882

Director

Edward P. Blades

 
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