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Maryland residents may be entitled to refund on ‘Piggyback Taxes’ according to Supreme Court

-By Jeremy Garner

Today the United States Supreme Court struck down a provision of Maryland law that prevented Maryland residents from reducing their county income taxes by the amount of taxes they paid to other states on income earned there. The Court held that the provision violates the U.S. Constitution’s commerce clause as an impermissible discrimination against interstate commerce. Maryland and its counties have predicted that they may be required to pay nearly $200 million in refunds as a result of the decision. Clients who are Maryland residents and have paid income taxes in Maryland and in other states on income earned in the other states may wish to seek advice about whether they may be eligible to seek a refund.

 Click here to read the full opinion from the Supreme Court.

For more information on the decision, contact Jeremy Garner at garner@bowie-jensen.com.

 

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