With almost 54,000 businesses, Anne Arundel County is a major hub of commerce and development. With a $35 billion economy, low taxes, a vast multi-modal transportation system, highly skilled workforce and excellent educational institutions, Anne Arundel County is the premier location to do business.
Anne Arundel County government is committed to reducing the burden of taxes and fees on citizens and businesses. In June of 2015, County Executive Steve Schuh and the County Council agreed on an income tax rate reduction that is the largest tax cut in county history.
In January of 2016, the two branches of government again worked together to pass the largest fee cut in history by reforming the fee structure for connecting to public utilities. The change eliminated deferral and restocking fees, reduced interest rates, and allowed testing for adequate public facilities at different stages of the development process.
Taxes and fees had increased to the point where they are often cited as a major impediment to new business formation and job creation. The County Executive has promised to reduce a tax or fee each year he is in office.
County Executive Schuh and County Councilmen Reach Compromise on Tax Cut