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Supreme Court ruling forces Carroll to pay refunds

Supreme Court ruling forces Carroll to pay refunds

Carroll residents who worked out of state the past few years may be eligible for refunds on taxes paid in other states, which is expected to cost the county government about $1 million in the short term, and several hundreds of thousands of dollars annually thereafter after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Maryland's income tax law unconstitutional. The 5-4 decision Monday declared Maryland's practice of not allowing residents to deduct what they paid in income taxes outside of the state from the county portion of the state's income tax a violation of the U.S. Constitution. Maryland does not apply the out of state tax deductions to the local "piggyback" income tax...

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