UPDATE: Maryland House Bill 1628 to Expand The Sales Tax Base is Defeated

Maryland House Bill 1628, which was introduced on February 20, 2020, was unanimously rejected during a late-night session by the House of Delegates subcommittee that reviews tax changes.

As a result, the bill will not advance in the legislative process. The bill, which would have reduced the Maryland sales & use tax rate from 6% to 5% and expanded the tax base to include nearly all services, was met by great opposition by residents and impacted industries. Earlier this week, lawmakers heard hours of testimony opposing of the bill.

For more information on the history of House Bill 1628, click here.

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