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Interest and Penalty Assessed on Tax Bills

Due to USPS mail delays, the Treasury Office of the Department of Finance is accepting payments for the September 30, 2020 installment (due: September 30, 2020) if the envelope is post marked on or before September 30, 2020. This exception is for this installment only, as under normal conditions postmarks are not considered.

On supplemental bills, if the bill is not paid on time, the interest and penalty reverts back to the first month in which the bill covers. Interest and penalties on 1/4 year supplemental bills revert back to October 1, 1/2 year supplemental bills revert back to January 1 and 3/4 year supplemental bills revert back to April 1. Pursuant to Maryland Law, tax payments must be made on or before the due date to avoid interest and penalty charges. Postmarks are not accepted. Delinquent tax bills are subject to interest and penalty at the rate of 1 2/3% (1.667% per month) on the unpaid balance until paid in full. For properties in "Tax Sale", the redemption interest rate accumulates at a rate of 20% per annum (the daily rate is .05479%).

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Last Updated: 09/30/2020 11:28:34