Tax Overhaul Maryland

Gov. Larry Hogan announces a team of former legislators to work on measures to return state and local tax increases triggered by the federal tax overhaul and health care measures during a news conference on Thursday in Annapolis.

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers will have to decide just how to de-couple the state’s tax code from federal law, if Marylanders are to get the maximum benefit from the largest federal tax overhaul in a generation.

Without a change, about 28 percent of Marylanders will pay more in state and local taxes as a result of the federal changes.

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Danielle E. Gaines covers politics and government in Frederick County, splitting her time between Winchester Hall and The State House. Having grown up in Illinois, she lived in New York and California before settling in Maryland.

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DickD

There are a lot of things I do not like about the new federal tax. To begin with, why eliminate the personal tax that was previously added to the itemized exemptions. Giving a tax break for private schooling, including religious schools is an end run around separation of church and state and it will hurt the public schools.

flipy

Dicky, you don't know what you are talking about?

flipy

"For Maryland’s wealthiest filers, the SALT deduction cap will significantly increase their tax bills, Schaufele said."

And . . . what seems to be the problem?

Both Bernie and HRC supporters in the past Presidential election boasted that the 'rich' should pay their fair share.

Pay up Progressives!

DickD

flipy, do you know what you are talking about?

glsbks

He absolutely does!!! Bernie, HRC, and Obama preached for years the rich should pay their fair share. Now when it comes time for the rich states to pay more (or get less of a tax savings), their story changes!!

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