A proposal that would clarify exemptions to Maryland’s new tax on digital advertising moved forward in the Senate on Thursday. This emergency bill from Senate President Bill Ferguson (D-Baltimore City) would prohibit big tech companies from passing their digital ad taxes on to Maryland small businesses, a major criticism of the first-in-the-nation digital ad tax that the General Assembly passed last month. It also clarifies that broadcasters and news media would be exempt from paying the tax.
Bills on Digital Tax, Guns at Polling Places Move to Final Senate Votes
March 5, 2021