Town of Emmitsburg
300A S. Seton Ave Emmitsburg, Maryland

Town of Emmitsburg Mayor Donald N. Briggs, 301-600-6300, announces:

Frederick County Senior Tax Credit Seminar
Tuesday April 29, 2014 1:00-2:30 pm
Emmitsburg Community Center—Senior Center

Sponsored by:
Town of Emmitsburg
Frederick County Treasury
Frederick County Department of Aging

The Frederick County Senior Tax Credit was enacted by the Board of County Commissioners on January 3, 2012, and is available to Frederick County Homeowners who meet the eligibility requirements.  The amount of the Senior tax credit will be 20% of the net County real property taxes (up to zero) for qualifying homeowners.  Some of the eligibility requirements include:

Homeowners must be at least 65 years of age (if multiple homeowners, then one of the homeowners applying must be 65 years of age.)

Gross income of household must be $60,000 or less

All other limitations and requirements of the state Homeowner Tax Credit apply.  Some of the limitations and requirements are as follows:

                   1.  Applicant must own or have a legal interest in the property.

                   2.  Dwelling must be the principal residence of the applicant and  applicant must live there at least six months of the year, including July 1, unless they are a recent home purchaser or the applicant is unable to do so because of health or need for special care.

                   3.  Applicant’s net worth, not including the value of the property on which the credit is being sought or any qualified retirement savings or individual retirement accounts, must be less than $200.000.

                   4.  Credit is only granted on the taxes resulting from the first $300,000 of assessed value of the residence.

If you would like to attend the Senior Tax Credit Seminar and have additional questions, require more information or would like to make an appointment for application assistance please call:

Frederick County Treasury (301) 600-1111

Frederick County Department of Aging (301) 600-3520

A representative from the Maryland Energy Assistance Program will be available to answer questions and assist with applications.