Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

sales tax

Aug 13, 2018

Maryland Tax-Free Week is underway

Shop Maryland Tax-Free week is underway.

Apr 17, 2018

Internet sales taxes divide Supreme Court justices

U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled they are divided about whether to let states start collecting billions of dollars in sales taxes from internet retailers that don’t currently charge tax to their customers. Hearing arguments in Washington on Tuesday in a South Dakota case, the justices considered overturning their 1992 ruling that made much of the […]

Oct 10, 2017

Amazon’s sales tax fight is heating up as states crack down

Amazon shoppers will probably pay sales tax on more of their purchases this holiday season.

Mar 9, 2016

Md. sales tax collections revised down amid concerns about tepid recovery

ANNAPOLIS — A panel of fiscal experts has revised down estimates for sales tax collection in Maryland, citing concerns about a continued slow recovery in the state that is affecting consumer confidence. The state Board of Revenue Estimates today approved new projections that reduce sales tax collections by $66 million in the current year and […]

May 5, 2015

Franchot announces tax extension for Baltimore businesses

Businesses in Baltimore City will have an extra two weeks on the state’s sales tax deadline. Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot granted the extension in the wake of civil unrest and a state of emergency that was declared in the city following the death of Freddie Gray. “We recognize that the retailers and restaurants that are […]

Amazon Fire TV
Oct 3, 2014

With sales tax on Amazon, will shoppers change?

Thanks to the addition of an Amazon distribution center in Baltimore, residents of Maryland now have to pay 6 percent sales tax on products they purchase on Amazon.

Feb 6, 2014

Energy Star sales tax weekend in sight

Maryland will hold its annual tax-free weekend on Energy Star appliances on Feb. 15-17, according to the website of the Comptroller of Maryland.

Branch Avenue
Jul 8, 2013

In Prince George’s County, your gas tax dollars at work

Gov. Martin O’Malley and other elected officials came here Monday to talk up a few long-languishing transportation projects now on the move, apparently thanks to a new state tax on gasoline.

May 7, 2013

Internet sales tax bill faces tough sell in House

WASHINGTON — Traditional retailers and cash-strapped states face a tough sell in the House as they lobby Congress to limit tax-free shopping on the Internet. The Senate voted 69 to 27 Monday to pass a bill that empowers states to collect sales taxes from Internet purchases. Under the bill, states could require out-of-state retailers to […]

May 6, 2013

Senate passes bill letting states tax online sales

WASHINGTON — The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping — for many a largely tax-free frontier — to state sales taxes. The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 69-27, getting support from Republicans and Democrats alike. […]

Apr 22, 2013

White House: Obama backs Internet sales tax bill

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama supports a bill to give states more authority to collect sales tax from Internet retailers. White House spokesman Jay Carney says the Senate bill would level the playing field for small businesses and brick-and-mortar retailers that are undercut by online companies. Carney says that governors and […]

Apr 1, 2013

D.C. business leader calls for sales tax cut

WASHINGTON — The head of the District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce is calling for a sales tax cut in the city’s new budget. Chamber President Barbara Lang tells The Washington Examiner the city has amassed a surplus in funds but did that “on the backs of the business community.” Lang says she wants to […]

Networking Calendar

Submit an entry for the business calendar