Businesses or individuals who contribute to approved Community Investment Programs may be eligible for a credit against the Maryland State income tax. Contributions must be made to a nonprofit organization approved by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The taxpayer must apply to and receive approval by the DHCD for each contribution for which a credit is claimed. The credit is limited to 50% of the approved contributions (including real property) not to exceed $250,000.
Note: A copy of the required approval from the DHCD must be included with Form 500CR.