The Maryland Court of Special Appeals held that the Maryland Tax Court erred as a matter of law in ruling that none of the equipment purchased by a public utility company and used in transmitting electricity from a third-party power plant to the utility’s customers in Maryland qualified for a sales tax exemption applicable to

On April 17, 2019, the Maryland Comptroller of the Treasury issued Tax Alert 04-19, “Maryland guidance on the reporting and taxation of IRC Section 951A global intangible low taxed income,” further cementing the state’s tax climate as one that is bad for business.

Alert 04-19 describes the Comptroller’s treatment of GILTI. In their article published

The Maryland Tax Court held that six nonresident Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) wholly-owned by another out-of-state limited liability company owed Maryland income tax despite the fact that the LLCs, as disregarded entities, had no federal income tax liability. Maryland law imposes an income tax “on each pass-through entity that has . . . any member

The Maryland House of Delegates is considering legislation (House Bill 426) that would impose sales and use tax on digital products and sales tax on digital codes. If signed into law, Maryland would begin taxing digital products and digital codes on July 1, 2019. House Bill 426 was read for the first time in the

Maryland Tax Court holds that Maryland’s limitation of interest on refunds resulting from the US Supreme Court’s decision in Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne violates the US Constitution.

  • In 2014, the Maryland legislature passed a law to retroactively limit the statutory interest rate on refunds related to the Comptroller of the Treasury

On April 24, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed Senate Bill 1090 and House Bill 1794, which adds Maryland to the growing list of states that are moving towards a single sales factor formula to apportion corporate net income.

  • Under prior Maryland law, most corporations generally used a three-factor formula based on in-state property, payroll and

This installment of A Pinch of SALT examines the comptroller of Maryland’s practice of attributing in-state operating companies’ apportionment factors to affiliated out-of-state holding companies. This article posits that this type of attribution violates the internal consistency test reflected in the US Supreme Court’s dormant commerce clause doctrine.

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By Robert Merten and Andrew Appleby

The Maryland Tax Court granted a summary judgment motion exempting a Vermont-licensed insurance company from almost $24 million in corporate income tax, interest, and penalties. The short two-page order swiftly cites to and expressly follows the court’s previous order in the 2015 case, Nat’l Indem. Co. v. Comptroller of

By Ted Friedman and Madison Barnett

The Maryland Tax Court held that the Comptroller’s policy of not allowing carryforwards of unsubtracted exempt federal obligation interest violates the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Under the Comptroller’s policy, interest earned on Maryland obligations is subtracted in its entirety when computing Maryland taxable income. As a result,