Vacant city houses get property tax break meant for owner-occupied homes - Page 2 - Baltimore Sun

Property tax breaks meant to encourage homeownership have been awarded to 465 vacant houses in Baltimore, depriving the city of uncollected revenue in a difficult budget year and calling into question past promises from city officials to crack down on tax scofflaws, a Baltimore Sun analysis has found. Full Story »

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Subjects: Living, Community, Local
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Posted by: Posted by Samuel Smith - Sep 12, 2011 - 1:55 PM PDT
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Edited by: Subramanya Sastry - Sep 12, 2011 - 1:59 PM PDT

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Samuel Smith
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by Samuel Smith - Sep. 12, 2011

This story opens eyes to a major problem in the city. It makes no sense how owners of vacant homes are recieving tax cuts. Even though Mayor Blake has said that they are working on weeding out those who are currently cheating the system, the story points out that it should not take this long to do that. They are allowing the city to earn less in tax revenue because they are providing unwarranted tax cuts.

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Pat Clarke
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by Pat Clarke - Sep. 13, 2011

I though this article had a lot of information regarding the homestead credit and was well written, easy to understand.

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