One week left on 'amnesty' for city tax credit
The city recently gave frustrated homeowners who missed the window another chance, but that amnesty period is swiftly coming to a close. The deadline is Aug. 28, next Friday. If you went to settlement on a new home after Oct. 1, 2004 and it's still your principal residence, you can apply. You might also be eligible if your home was substantially rehabbed after being vacant.
More details from the city Department of Finance, including the application form, in this PDF document.
Baltimore resident Matt Gonter, who applied last week, suggests submitting your form in person. That way you get a time-stamped copy for your records, proof that your application was in time.
Amnesty aside, new-home buyers now have two windows to apply rather than one: within 90 days of settling and within 90 days of getting the first tax assessment notice.