Recently, Gov. Larry Hogan and Democrats in Annapolis found themselves at an impasse over the $1.2 billion COVID-19 RELIEF (Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs, and Families) Act designed to help keep individuals and businesses afloat during the pandemic through a variety of refunds, tax credits and tax deferrals. On Friday, their contentious battle went away — for the weekend. Instead of insisting that a planned expansion in benefits under the federal earned income tax credit (EITC) include taxpayers who file their returns without benefit of a Social Security number, House and Senate leaders have decided to take that matter up under separate legislation.
Editorial: COVID relief should be provided to all working Marylanders regardless of citizenship status
February 15, 2021