Homestead credit redux
But Tim Wheeler reports today that a significant number of landlords appear to be getting the benefit of the homestead tax break:
A spot check by The Sun of about 90 homes listed online for rent in Baltimore and Howard counties found that 1 in 3 is identified in state records as the owner's principal residence. That means the owners of those rental properties claim to be living there, potentially allowing them to get a Homestead Tax Credit they don't deserve.
State officials say "there's no easy way to check" who's honestly qualifying for the credits, Wheeler reports.
I know some of you folks out there are very interested in this issue. What do you think the state ought to do?