MARYLAND Homestead Property Tax Credit


To help homeowners deal with large assessment increases on their principal residence, Maryland law has established the Homestead Property Tax Credit. The Homestead Credit limits the increase in taxable assessments each year to a fixed percentage. Promptly complete and submit your homestead application so that your property can receive the credit in the next tax cycle for which it is eligible.


Use this link for the application:

For complete explanation and rules, use this link:


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Homestead Property Tax Credit


This benefit reduces your real property’s assessed value by the value of the credit prior to computing the yearly tax liability.

The Homestead benefit is limited to residential property. To qualify:


  1. An application must be on file with the Office of Tax and Revenue;
  2. The property must be occupied by the owner/applicant and contain no more than five dwelling units (including the unit occupied by the owner); and
  3. The property must be the principal residence (domicile) of the owner/applicant.

Promptly complete and submit your homestead application. Use this link for the DC Homestead Application and Instructions