MARYLAND TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION
Many small businesses, partnerships, S Corporations and others file taxes through the personal income tax rather than the corporation tax. These are known as pass through payers. If they are in the highest graduated tax rate, they pay at a higher rate than Continue reading
From the Frederick News Post, February 10th:
Gov. Larry Hogan announced last week that he will establish, by executive order, a bipartisan commission to explore ways to reform Maryland’s disgraceful and undemocratic redistricting process. The goal is to create an independent, bipartisan commission to handle this important task.
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By Dan Bongino
Let me preface this piece by saying that if you have convinced yourself that the government, by taking more of our money through higher taxes, will make us all more prosperous, then you need not read any further. I have come to learn that any attempt to persuade the far-left “tax-and-spend” crowd is a fruitless endeavor despite the obvious disconnect between what these people say, and what they do. This piece is directed at ordinary Americans who, as evidenced by the mid-term election results, have lost patience with the “big-government-is-best” crowd.
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(Published in the Baltimore Sun, December 16, 2014)
In recent years, Maryland has substantially raised tobacco taxes. Its current rates of $2 for a pack of cigarettes and 15 percent to 70 percent for other tobacco products like cigars are among the highest in the country. The state enjoys a huge …….
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People vs. Government. HT: Pete Friedlander
The Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats passed the Affordable Healthcare Act by insisting that it was not a tax. We now know otherwise:
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An analysis by Jeff Ferguson and Dee Hodges of the Maryland Taxpayers Association regarding the 50% alcohol sales tax increase from 6% to 9% concludes that, like the sales tax increase, the alcohol hike has resulted in a loss to both state revenues and private enterprises, including liquor stores, bars and restaurants. Continue reading
We hope that you enjoyed the movie “Unfair – Exposing the IRS”. As a taxpayer, by definition you are a member of our Association. Please click on the tab above to join our mailing list. We will keep you up to date on egregious legislation that will affect your wallet.
Please send us your IRS “horror stories” as we would like to compile true examples of government overreach. You may email the stories to our President, Dee Hodges, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Cato Institute released a report grading governors across the country over their recent fiscal policies and how well they’ve tried to rein in taxes and spending. Maryland, with O’Malley [and Brown] ranked low – better than bottom placed California but WELL behind Pennsylvania, New Jersey and West Virginia. (Virginia was NOT in the analysis).
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In a fall 2007 Special Session, at the request of the O’Malley/Brown Administration, the sales tax was hiked 20% from 5% to 6% in a solely partisan vote. An analysis by Dee Hodges for the Maryland Taxpayers Association of the rate increase effects over the following six years, concluded that it has been a failure. Continue reading