Maryland’s Troublesome ‘Tech Tax’

Last year, Maryland lawmakers slapped a 6 percent sales tax on computer services in a special legislative session. The tax caused an outcry and now lawmakers are rethinking it because “the tax is more trouble than it is worth.”

Dropping the tax will cost the state $200 million it can’t afford, however, so officials will have to find a solution. Another tax — raising the income tax on people making more than $1 million a year — is an option, but the encouraging news is that lawmakers also are looking instead at ways to … cut spending. Imagine that!

Maybe one day the tax hikers will realize that most taxes are more trouble than they are worth and start reining in the profligate spending all across America.

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