"It's a non-issue," he said. "No one's hiding any property. … When there is an estate, the home will be included."Robert E. Young, director of the state Department of Assessments and Taxation, said the agency generally removes a homestead tax credit from a property on the July 1 following the owner's death, if staffers are aware that the owner is no longer living. The tax year runs July 1 through June 30. The exception to that rule is if the home goes to an heir who will live in the property, he said. In that case, the heir gets to retain the homestead credit.