Q: In the state of Maryland, if my neighbor is claims adverse possession on piece of my land. Who pays the taxes?
You are completely confused about the concept of adverse possession, and your confusion is very likely to deprive you of your property. Get a lawyer!
Adverse possession is a defense. Think: Statute of Limitations. If you've let someone possess your property openly and adversely continuously for the requisite time in a hostile manner, you may not be allowed to defend your title. The claim almost always loses when defended properly. It is your property until a court says you cannot defend it. But, if you don't pay the taxes on your property, what do you think happens?
Get a lawyer.
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