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Court right to end double taxing [Editorial]

The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling striking down a Maryland law that effectively double-taxed residents on income made outside the state is going to have some dramatic impact on local governments. Early estimates from Maryland tax officials have put that price tag in the neighborhood of $43 million to local municipalities. The suit, originally brought by a couple from Howard County, argued that they should have received some kind of tax credit for income taxes they paid to other states. Taxpayers do have a credit against the state income tax, but they don't for the "piggyback" tax, the money the state collects for local jurisdictions. The decision may also impact thousands...

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