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BLOG: 2013 Fees and Tax Increases Proposed

Early reporting includes an increase in governmental spending, taxes on Internet purchases and increased fees for internet purchases.

The Maryland State Senate received the proposed Budget from the O'Malley administration last week.  While details are still forthcoming, it appears that the following fee and tax increases are being proposed:

Income tax increase for individuals earning more than $100,000 a year and couples earning more than $150,000, along with reductions in deductions available to individuals and families against their tax obligation. Traditionally known as the millionaires tax, this significant departure from those making over a million to those making over $100,000 will dramatically impact Anne Arundel County families.

Internet purchases continues to be an area ripe for new taxes as are increases on smokeless tobacco.

What's not included in the budget bill but likely to come as separate legislation would be increases to the flush tax, the gas tax and other taxes and fees on a variety of issues.  As they say, the devil is in the details....now let's see what those are.

I am interested in hearing your thoughts as more of the budget details are disclosed.  Stay tuned....

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Patrick Mondor January 28, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Chet, Appreciate if you point out in my post where I stated I was against paying taxes to fund the schools my kids are benefiting. Please re-read. I was simply responding to Mr. Thomas' assertion that those that make $100,000 are rich, drive fancy cars and own expensive homes. I'm not against paying taxes. Unlike many in the news recently I pay my taxes. However, I would like all to share in this responsibility. I think I heard some guy on TV Monday night talking about....paying one's fair share. I know I do...
Nick Z. January 28, 2012 at 03:29 AM
I think it is completely fair to charge sales tax on internet purchases, even from apple. If I wanted to buy music from a local store, I have to pay a sales tax, so why should we give a multi-national corporation any different privileges? I would have no problem paying 1.05 for a song or app instead of .99 . Lets get real, how big a deal is this really?
John Thomas January 28, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Patrick : I notice you totally ignored these facts... Here are the facts straight from the US census bureau website : Anne Arundel county has a population of 537,656 as of 2009. Anne Arundel Per capita money income 2009 = $37,823 per year. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/24/24003.html Therefore anyone making over $90K per year is rich and should feel blessed. I know I do. Also please explain in detail to me what makes SP public schools excellent as compared to Glen Burnie and Brooklyn Park public schools.
Amy Leahy January 28, 2012 at 10:23 PM
I'll be happy to answer that one John Thomas….parental involvement.
John Thomas January 28, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Amy: Since you say that you research everything that you say show me the statistics that parents in Glen Burnie and BP are not involved in their kids schooling. Are you sitting inside their homes watching them ?

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