The Montgomery County Council is considering significant changes to the municipal tax duplication system, under which the County is supposed to rebate to the City of Takoma Park the money it receives from property, income, cell, energy, and other taxes paid by Takoma Park residents and property owners for services the County does not provide, but would have provided, if the municipality did not exist. These services include police, crossing guards, road maintenance and park maintenance.
The County Council’s Government Operations Committee is reviewing a report by the Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) that recommends changes to the municipal tax duplication law. If the recommendations were adopted, Takoma Park could lose a significant amount of annual revenue – revenue that is critical for its financial health.
For more information about the municipal tax duplication issue, contact:
Takoma Park City Council letter to Nancy Navarro, Chair, Government Operations Committee, dated October 23, 2013.
OLO Report 2013-6, “Municipal Tax Duplication and Revenue Sharing in Montgomery County, MD”
Takoma Park Newsletter Article, “County Proposes Smaller Duplicated Tax Rebate,” October 2013
Agenda Packet for October 28, 2013 Government Operations Committee Work Session