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Video gaming distributor challenges laws in tax court (access required)

After being hit with a multi-million dollar tax assessment, a company that distributes video gaming devices has launched a constitutional challenge to Maryland’s gaming regulations, claiming they are arbitrary and treat small businesses differently than big casinos. Columbia Amusements Inc., ...

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Staples owes state more than $14 million in taxes, court rules (access required)

The office-supply retailer Staples owes Maryland more than $14 million in unpaid taxes from between 1999 and 2004, an administrative court has ruled. The Massachusetts-based company reorganized its business in 1998, creating two entities: Staples Inc., which handles administrative functions ...

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Edward J. Levin: Lenders not liable for recordation taxes on IDOTS (access required)

Affirming the holding of the Maryland Tax Court, the Circuit Court for Howard County ruled this month that when the recordation tax becomes due on an indemnity mortgage or an indemnity deed of trust (an “IDOT”), the party responsible to pay the tax is the guarantor who executed the IDOT.

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