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Senior Tax Credit Application

Christine L. Kelly, Treasurer
P.O. Box 642, Leonardtown, MD 20650
(301) 475-4200 ext. *3300
Located at: 23150 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown, MD

Required Documents

  • Proof of income. Attach a copy of your Maryland Income Tax Return or your Federal Income Tax Return. If you don’t file either return provide Social Security for SSA-1099, retirement, annuities, etc. as proof of annual income.
  • Proof of age. Copy of your driver’s license, birth certificate or state ID card. (For first time applicants only)
  • Proof of 40 years of ownership in the same dwelling – Please utilize the original deed of record from when you purchased your home.
  • Proof of Military Retirement. Copy of your DD214 stating you are retired and military ID. (For first time applicants only)
  • If you are a 40 year resident, we will locate your deed from Maryland Land Records.


MD

ATTENTION SENIORS: Answer all 8 questions below and submit the required documentation.

St. Mary’s County offers three SENIOR TAX CREDIT programs. The Treasurer’s Office will evaluate each application and determine the most valuable credit available based on your answers and the required documentation. Once approved only one of the credits will be applied to your account.

1. Are you 65 years of age on or before 7/1/18?
2. Are you 70 years of age on or before 7/1/18?
3. Is the assessment on this property less than 400,000?
4. Is your taxable income less than $80,000?
5. Is this your principal residence?
6. Has this been your principal residence for 40 years or more?
7. Are you a Retired Military Member?
8. Have you completed or do you intend to complete the Maryland Homeowner’s Tax Credit form HTC-60 for this year? *

St. Mary's County Cares about our Seniors


ST. MARY’S COUNTY SENIOR MATCHING TAX CREDIT: To qualify for this credit upon your dwelling you must receive the State Homeowners’ Tax Credit by filing Form HTC-60 with the state and you must be a Senior Citizen of 70 years old or older as of July 1st of the tax year in which the application is submitted. Application must be submitted each year.

ST. MARY’S COUNTY SENIOR “CAP” TAX CREDIT: St. Mary’s County will freeze your County Tax Liability at the same amount from the year you turn 70 years old (or upon the year you choose to make application after 70 years of age, this is considered your “base year”). To qualify for this credit upon your dwelling, you must be a Senior Citizen 70 years old or older as of July 1st of the tax year in which the application is submitted, and have a household taxable net income equal to or less than $80,000. The deadline is September 1, each tax year. Application must be submitted each year.

ST. MARY’S COUNTY 65-10 SENIOR TAX CREDIT: St. Mary’s County offers a 10% credit off of your County Tax Liability for the duration of five years. To qualify you must be at least 65 years of age as of July 1st, have your principal residence in St. Mary’s County with an assessed value less than $400,000, have household taxable net income equal to or less than $80,000 and be a retired military member or have had the same principal residence in St. Mary’ County Maryland for 40 years or more as of July 1st. The deadline is September 1, each tax year. Application must be submitted each year.


Applications are available online at www.stmarysmd.com/treasurer

Assistance with these applications is available at St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services 301-475-4200 ext. *1064

Only one senior tax credit is applied to an account each tax year

Frequently Asked Question: I have been given the Credit. Does this mean my total tax bill will not increase? The short answer is no. Each tax bill is comprised of fees and taxes for County, State, and Emergency Services. These credits may apply to only your County Tax Liability.

Approved applications submitted before May 1st may have the Senior Tax Credit on their tax bill.