Agriculture and Aquaculture

Agricultural Tax Credit Program

St. Mary's County Land Preservation District 5-Year Agreement was implemented on July 1, 1998 and reauthorized on June 10, 2003. The tax credit provides a 100% county tax credit on agriculturally assessed land and credit on the first $40,000 of assessed value on agricultural improvements to participants who have no plans within the next five (5) years to subdivide their property. One hundred forty-one parcels of land are currently enrolled under the program representing approximately 16,667 acres of land. This represents a savings of over $47,000 to landowners. The average savings per tax account is $319 with actual discounts ranging from $4 to $1,870.

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