Property tax credit bill for retired vets, seniors approved by Harford council

Harford County Bill 17-021, which gives property tax credits to retired veterans 65 and older and senior citizens who have lived in the same house for at least 40 years, was approved by the County Council in a 5-1 vote Tuesday night. Councilman Mike Perrone cast the lone negative vote; Councilman Joe Woods was absent. Perrone stressed that every tax credit, whether for good or bad, “is a subsidy.” “Whenever we say we’re going to give a credit to someone, we have to remember that someone else is paying for that credit,” he said. The bill, which grants a 20 percent credit over five years to those eligible, is in line with state legislation that took effect in June 2016. (Aegis)

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