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Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich Suspends Time Requirement for the 2020 Business Personal Property Tax to Ease Hardships from COVID-19 Health Crisis

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 29, 2020

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has issued an executive order suspending time requirements for the County’s 2020 business personal property (BPP) tax. Executive Order 64-20, which went into effect on May 21, suspends the normal required date of payment. County Executive Elrich issued the order to assist businesses during the difficult economic times that have transpired from the COVID-19 health crisis.

The deadline for paying the tax will be extended until after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan lifts the state of emergency executive order he issued on March 12 and under which all of the State currently operates.

“Businesses in Montgomery County have experienced some tough times in this pandemic,” said County Executive Elrich. “Many have closed, laid off employees. They have been challenged in so many ways.  This Executive Order is another way we are assisting our business community.” 

BPP bills are issued each month as the State reviews and certifies each business’s annual personal property tax filing. Payment of business personal property tax bills are due 30 days after the date on the bill. Suspending the payment deadline allows extra time for businesses to pay the tax until they are able to conduct business again. 

Businesses that have outstanding tax bills will have to pay the taxes by the end of the month that follows the month during which the emergency is lifted. 

The full text of the executive order can be found at https://montgomerycountymd.gov/exec/Resources/Files/orders/064-20.pdf.

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Release ID: 20-277
Media Contact: Barry Hudson 240-300-7348