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Who Pays Taxes in Maryland

Apr 28, 2014

Sometimes the Maryland politicians say to us that the state doesn’t have a “business-friendly” climate.

The IRS must see it a little differently, since the 2013 tax tables showed Maryland took in the same amount from businesses–2.6 billion dollars–as the states of Kansas and Arizona.

Yes, all three state governments took in the same amount in business taxes–but Maryland’s total taxes were much much higher. Maryland took in twice as much tax money as the state of Kansas, and it took in one and a half times as much in state taxes as Arizona.

The difference is that Maryland collects 95 percent of all taxes–53 billion dollars–from us individual taxpayers. That sure seems quite friendly to business interests!