Posts By: Mike Hofstetter

Baltimore City CHAP Tax Credit – What You Need to Know

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It is no secret that Baltimore City has the highest property taxes within the state of Maryland. At a combined 2.36% of assessed property value, the tax bill for a home in Canton, Federal Hill, Fells Point or any of the city’s other historic districts can be eye opening. To help offset the tax burden, the city offers various credits to property owners. Of them, the CHAP credit is arguably the biggest and most beneficial but occasionally misunderstood. In short, CHAP stands for “Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation” and was established in 1964 by the City of Baltimore. The commission’s mission is “The CHAP Mission is to enhance and… Read more »