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Maryland Enterprise Zones

Businesses locating in a Maryland Enterprise Zone may be eligible for income tax and real property tax credits in return for job creation and investments.  Businesses located in one of two focus areas are also be eligible for personal property tax credits.  

Enterprise Zone Tax Credits

  • Real property tax credits – Ten-year credit against local real property taxes on a portion of real property improvements. Credit is 80% the first five years, and decreases 10% annually to 30 percent in the tenth and final year.
  • Income tax credits – the one-time $1,000 credit per new worker. For economically disadvantaged employees, the credit is $6,000 per employee over three years.

Focus Area Tax Credits

Businesses in Baltimore City or Prince George’s County enterprise zones may be eligible for the following tax credits:

  • Real property tax credits – Ten-year, 80% credit against local real property taxes on a portion of real property improvements. (does not decline as it does with the standard benefit).
  • Personal property tax credits – Ten-year, 80% credit against local personal property taxes on new investment in personal property within a focus area.
  • Income tax credits – a one-time $1,500 credit per new employee. For economically disadvantaged employees, the credit is $9,000 per employee over three years.

 Maryland Enterprise Zones by Region

Enterprise Zone Name

County

Acres

Greater Baltimore Region

Baltimore City

Baltimore City

13,453

North Point

Baltimore

3,821

Southwest Baltimore County

Baltimore

1,304

Woodlawn

Baltimore

395

Edgewood/Harford County

Harford

3,921

Aberdeen/Havre de Grace

Harford

8,936

Capital Region

Long Branch/Takoma Park

Montgomery

125

Wheaton

Montgomery

491

Olde Towne

Montgomery

284

Glenmont

Montgomery

235

Prince George’s County

Prince George's

7,275

Eastern Shore

Cecil County

Cecil 

4,334

Cambridge/Dorchester County

Dorchester

1,661

Hurlock

Dorchester

658

Crisfield

Somerset

433

Princess Anne/Somerset County

Somerset

1,155

Fruitland/Wicomico County

Wicomico

133

Salisbury/Wicomico County

Wicomico

4,220

Berlin/Worcester County

Worcester

1,134

Pocomoke City

Worcester

926

Snow Hill

Worcester

233

Western Maryland

Gateway/Allegany County

Allegany

7,783

Frostburg/Allegany County

Allegany

275

Route 220 South/Allegany County

Allegany

380

Keyser’s Ridge

Garrett

273

Northern Garrett Industrial Park

Garrett

107

Southern Garrett Industrial Park

Garrett

254

Hagerstown/Washington County

Washington

4,094

Town of Hancock

Washington

1,850

Washington County Airport

Washington

693

Thirty enterprise zones are located throughout the state.  Counties and municipalities are responsible for certifying a business as eligible for the tax credits.  Contact the county or municipal enterprise zone administrator for more information on being certified.

Resources
FAQ - Real Property Tax Credit
FAQ - Income Tax Credit
Enterprise Zone Map
List of Zone Administrators

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