Archives for December 2019
MD updating tax assessment policy to include commercial apiaries as agriculture
And now for a positive tax-related story: the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation has updated its policy to consider commercial apiaries as agriculture, allowing commercial beekeepers’ land to earn an agricultural assessment.
Beekeeping is not only of vital benefit to agricultural production via pollination, but is it an incredible segment of agriculture in its own right. From apiaries can come many farm-based products, from honey to mead (delicious and historic honey-based wine).
A big thanks to the Montgomery County Office of Agricultural Services, Agricultural Land Preservation Program, the Maryland Department of Agriculture and, of course, the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation for supporting this advancement.