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File #: 21-0099    Version: 0 Name: Study and Report - Tax Sale Accounting
Type: Ordinance Status: Before the Mayor
File created: 6/21/2021 In control: Mayor
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Study and Report - Tax Sale Accounting For the purpose of requiring the Department of Finance and the Office of the City Administrator to submit a report outlining how they will address problems with the accounting system preventing residents from paying correct property taxes and problems with the tax lien sale system so that these problems are fixed before the next tax sale; and providing for a special effective date.
Sponsors: Odette Ramos, John T. Bullock, Ryan Dorsey, Zeke Cohen
Indexes: Reports, Study, Tax Sales
Attachments: 1. 21-0099~1st Reader, 2. Law 21-0099, 3. BCIT 21-0099, 4. Finance 21-0099, 5. Written Testimony #1 from O Ramos 21-0099, 6. 21-0099 MPBRC Testimony, 7. CAO 21-0099, 8. 21-0099 MVLS Testimony, 9. Final Synopsis 21-0099, 10. Final Hearing Notes 21-0099 9 28 21, 11. 21-0099 - Community Law Center Written Testimony, 12. 21-0099 MPBRC Testimony, 13. 21-0099~3rd Reader
Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: Councilmember Ramos


A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Study and Report - Tax Sale Accounting
For the purpose of requiring the Department of Finance and the Office of the City Administrator to submit a report outlining how they will address problems with the accounting system preventing residents from paying correct property taxes and problems with the tax lien sale system so that these problems are fixed before the next tax sale; and providing for a special effective date.
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Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That:

(a) No later than 120 days after the enactment of this Ordinance, the Department of Finance and the Office of the City Administrator shall submit a report outlining how they will address problems with the accounting system preventing residents from paying correct property taxes and problems with the tax lien sale system.

(b) The report shall include:

(i) plans for a new system to ensure residents’ payments are recorded properly by the accounting system so that residents do not receive a Final Bill and Legal Notice when they have paid their property taxes;

(ii) plans regarding how to correct all zip codes in the system so that residents who are supposed to receive tax bills or Final Bill and Legal Notice do receive them;

(iii) plans regarding how to correct...

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