Maryland ASTA Members:
On February 20, the Democratic leadership of the Maryland General Assembly proposed legislation (House Bill 1628) that would reduce Maryland’s sales tax from 6 to 5 percent but “broaden the base” to include all services performed in the state, including travel agency services.
While we have no idea how this tax would be applied to travel agencies – on gross receipts, on service or consultation fees, on commissions, etc. – we know it would increase your cost of doing business by at least 5 percent overnight and put you at a disadvantage with competitors in neighboring states.
Please take two minutes to fill out our grassroots portal below and tell your legislators to oppose this devastating tax on travel advisors. Thank you!
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