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Taxpayer group urges dropping personal property tax for small business

By William H. Campbell Chairman, Maryland Taxpayers Association Conventional wisdom states that small business is the engine that drives America’s economy.  This is certainly true in Maryland.  According to the latest U.S. Small Business Administration data there are over 500,000 […]

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Taxpayer group urges dropping personal property tax for small business

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By William H. Campbell Chairman, Maryland Taxpayers Association Conventional wisdom states that small business is the engine that drives America’s economy.  This is certainly true in Maryland.  According to the latest U.S. Small Business Administration data there are over 500,000 […]

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What to do about Baltimore’s high taxes?

Inner Harbor (Larry Luxner) A version of this article runs in this month's Business Monthly serving Howard and Anne Arundel counties. By Len Lazarick What to do about Baltimore's high taxes? It is

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Marvin Mandel, 95, feted as ‘architect of modern Maryland’

Gov. Larry Hogan presents former Gov. Marvin Mandel with a proclamation, as M.C. Tim Maloney lends a hand. By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com If you live long enough in politics, all may not

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Tax Freedom Day®: Agitprop for dummies

It’s that time of year again: when a tiny cell of activists encamped in a nondescript DC office building start sending out press releases for their annual publicity stunt. Tax

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Online travel firms claim bill is new tax, legislators say it closes loophole

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Is a bill targeting online travel companies creating a new tax on services, as opponents claim, or an attempt to close a loophole and collect sales tax

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Hogan, business groups favor small business property tax break

By Rebecca Lessner For the MarylandReporter.com Part of Gov. Larry Hogan’s promise to make Maryland “open for business” is a bill exempting many small businesses from the personal property tax collected

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Health advocates want state to stop taxing bottled water

Photo of bottled water by caterina clemente with Flickr Creative Commons License By Rebecca Lessner For MarylandReporter.com Health advocates moved to make water the “default drink of Maryland” by submitting a bill

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Travel websites challenge bills trying to get more tax from them

Photo above by kevin dooley with Flickr Creative Commons License By Rebecca Lessner For MarylandReporter.com Online travel sites are challenging legislation that claims their companies, such as Expedia and Orbitz, “buy and

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State of the Union: GOP to block Obama’s massive tax-cut compromise

During his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama will propose a series of massive tax cuts for families, the poor, and even the rich. These changes would

Supreme Court to hear case on right of Maryland to tax out-of-state income

By Ashley S. Westerman Capital News Service The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a case involving a Maryland couple who believe their out-of-state income should not be taxed by

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