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Long hallway and landing with hardwoood floor

Photo Courtesy of Butler Brothers Construction

What Tax Incentives are Available?

Whether you’re a homeowner buying a new home or renovating an existing home, or you’re a builder or home remodeler, this program offers great benefits!

Property owners may receive:

  • Up to $2,500 for 50% of the costs of any of 9 features – see the list – if
    • You spend more than $500 for purchase and installation of the feature(s);
    • You own and live in the home or condominium as your primary residence.
  • Up to $3,000 for 100% of the reasonable costs of making your single family home VISITable (Level I accessibility)
  • Up to $10,000 for 100% of the reasonable costs of making your single family home LIVEable (Level II accessibility)
 
Builders or developers may receive variable credits against school impact taxes depending on the percentage of homes that are either VISITable or LIVEable.
 

When do I get my tax credit?

  1. After building permit is issued and work is completed and certified by DPS;
  2. You will receive up to $2000 of tax credit in any tax year and the balance in following year(s).

    Example – I spent $15,000 on features and installation (including permit fees) and my home meets the LIVEable (Level II) standard. I receive a tax credit of $10,000 which is applied in the amount of $2000/year for 5 successive years.

The bill also provides for an impact tax credit against the Development Impact Tax for Public School Improvements for meeting the Level I Accessibility Standard. The Impact Tax Credit is available to property owners for new construction of single-family attached and detached homes. The amount of the impact tax credit is dependent upon the Impact Tax Credit Certification Agreement between the property owner and the County.

 
 
 

Design for Life is a project of the Montgomery County
Department of Permitting Services.
It is a service to promote accessible home design to
Montgomery County residents and building professionals.

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