Maryland Comptroller Supports Computer Services Tax Repeal

January 22, 2008

From Daily Tax Report‘s Kathy Lundy Springuel:

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (D) weighed in Jan.1 8 against extension of the state’s 6 percent sales tax to cover computer services, calling it an “attack on our knowledge-based economy” that will “damage our long-term economic success.”

Franchot said he intended to “work with a broad grassroots coalition” to repeal the computer services sales tax during the 90-day General Assembly session that opened Jan. 9.[…]

“I spoke out in public opposition to this proposal when it was rammed through during the closing days of the special session, and I feel the same way today,” the comptroller said, calling on the General Assembly and the governor to repeal it.[…]

A[ Governor] O’Malley spokeswoman declined to comment on the comptroller’s remarks, noting that the governor will deliver his State of the State address Jan. 23 and “will have more to say then.”[….]

We discussed the problematic tax here, and first noted efforts to repeal it here.

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