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Maryland appeals income tax case to Supreme Court

Tuesday - 1/14/2014, 11:41am  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is signaling interest in a dispute over Maryland's "piggyback tax" on residents who earn income outside the state.

The Daily Record (http://bit.ly/1iNVQnt ) reports the justices on Monday asked for the Obama administration's views on the constitutionality of barring state residents from deducting income taxes paid to other states from their local city or county taxes in Maryland.

Last year, the Maryland Court of Appeals found the state law unconstitutional, saying it violates the Commerce Clause. The court said the law discourages Maryland residents from earning money outside the state.

The case arose after Brian and Karen Wynne challenged their Howard County tax bill. They were blocked from deducting $84,550 from their county tax bill that they had paid in income taxes to other states.

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Information from: The Daily Record of Baltimore, http://www.mddailyrecord.com


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