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Council Approves Legislation Offering Tax Relief for Renters

The Washington Post is reporting that the Prince George’s County Council has unanimously approved legislation establishing a Renters’ Property Tax Relief Supplement for low-income residents. The law will allow qualified renters to receive financial assistance from the county.

To qualify, residents must apply for the state’s Renters’ Tax Credit program, which is open to renters age 60 and older or those who are 100 percent disabled and who live on a fixed, low income. Under the new legislation, county residents will receive the state tax credit, as well as a supplement from the county, which will be 50 percent of what is allotted from the state.

For information about the program, visit princegeorgescountymd.legistar.com, click on the “Legislative/Zoning Items” tab near the top of the page and search for “tax relief.”

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