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Business Personal Property Tax Division

Anne Arundel County Office of Finance
44 Calvert Street, Room 110
Annapolis, MD 21401
 

Hours of Operation: 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday

Information for Businesses

Anne Arundel County issues business personal property tax bills for any business entity that has business assets located within our jurisdiction. Taxes are calculated based on the appropriate tax rate based on the certified location of the assets as provided by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation. This assessment of the business assets comes from the business’s Annual Report / Personal Property Tax Return (e.g., Form 1) that is due to the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation each year by April 15th.

If your business receives a business personal property tax bill from Anne Arundel County and you have questions about this bill, please call the Tax Department at (410) 222-1737.
 

Business personal property tax bills are available through MUNIS self-service.

Business Licenses

If your business needs to obtain a business license, you should first contact the Anne Arundel County Clerk of the Circuit Court by calling (410) 222-1434.
 
If you need to have your business license stamped by Anne Arundel County showing that all business personal property taxes have been paid, please call the Tax Department at (410) 222-1737.
 

Tax Clearance Certificate

If your business needs a tax clearance certificate and has filed the necessary Annual Report / Personal Property Tax Return for any outstanding years, please call the Tax Department at (410) 222-1737.
 

Please make certain to have the necessary assessment information provided by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation for each outstanding year.  Anne Arundel County may need this assessment information so that we can provide you with the amount that may be due for business personal property taxes and payment instructions to obtain the tax clearance certificate.  All business personal property taxes due to Anne Arundel County must be paid in full before a tax clearance certificate can be issued.

Once you have received a tax clearance certificate from Anne Arundel County, you need to contact the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation to reinstate the business.  You may call their office at (410) 767-1006 or send an email to [email protected].
 

Contacting the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation

If your business needs to file its Annual Report / Personal Property Tax Return with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation, you may call their office at (410) 767-1170 or send an email to [email protected]
 
If your business is forfeited and you need to contact the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation to determine any documents to file or steps to take toward being reinstated, you may call their office at (410) 767-4950 or send an email to [email protected]
 
Information may be filed electronically with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation via their Maryland Business Express Service at: https://egov.maryland.gov/BusinessExpress/