An Anti-Tax Message For Maryland

I hope this isn’t just posturing and political bluster:

In the past six months, Dana Gift and Scott Beall, partners in Freedom Consulting Group, have added five employees to their Columbia-based technology firm and invested in new office space.

However, if the state legislature’s recent decision to apply the state’s 6 percent sales tax to certain computer services for the first time goes into effect July 1, Gift and Beall will consider moving their 20-employee business out of Maryland, they said.

The pair add that they know of other computer firms that also are contemplating a move if the tax goes into effect.

These businesses need to follow up their talk with action. The only hope of making tax hikers listen is to hit them in the pocketbook — and then again at the polls.


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