Maryland Repeals Controversial Tech Tax
The House of Delegates joins the Senate in rejecting a 6 percent tax on computer services.The Maryland House of Delegates April 8 waited just one day to join the Maryland Senate in repealing a controversial 6 percent tax on computer services. Gov. Martin O'Malley quickly signed the new legislation. As originally approved in 2007, the Maryland legislature raised the state sales tax by 1 percent to 6 percent and added computer services to the list of taxable entities. State and national IT leaders have lobbied extensively to repeal the tax.
The new legislation replaces the computer services tax with a new levy on millionaires and a package of tax cuts.