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Baltimore property taxes still due, but tax sale deadline extended

Posted at 5:04 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 17:12:47-04

BALTIMORE — Unemployed workers already struggling to pay bills on time are dreading another deadline. Property tax payments are due Wednesday, September 30.

Unpaid real property taxes may be auctioned at the annual tax sale, however, in Baltimore City, homeowners will have until late April 2021 to pay delinquent bills to avoid tax sale.

While this buys some time, assessed interest and penalty charges will begin accruing on October 1, 2020.

The late fees are 1 percent interest and 1 percent penalty on the City portion of the taxes and 1 percent interest on the State portion of the taxes each month the taxes are late, according the Baltimore City Department of Finance.

If you're unable to pay your property taxes, there are resources that can help. Click here for more information.

Governor Larry Hogan has also extended the deadline to apply for 2020 Homeowner and Renter Property Tax Credits, by a month. The new deadline is October 31.

READ MORE: 2020 homeowner, renter property tax credit deadline extended

The Homeowner Property Tax Credit Program provides relief for eligible homeowners by setting a limit on the amount of property taxes owed based on their income.

If a homeowner already paid their property tax and applies before October 31, any tax credit they may be eligible for will be refunded by their local county finance office.

RELATED: The tax credit nearly half a million Marylanders are missing out on

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