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Tax Relief in Maryland

Maryland MapWhen analyzing Marylandís rankings with respect to taxes, state residents tend to be near the top of the charts - both positive and negative. For example, Maryland has the fourth highest median household income in the nation: $65,262. Unsurprisingly, the state also has the 7th highest average federal income tax collection among all fifty states, with a typical amount of $12,882, more than $1,000 higher than the national average.

Although Marylandís top individual income tax rate is 5.75%, 24th lowest among all states levying an individual income tax, the actual amount collected in local and state income taxes ($1,823) puts Maryland in 2nd highest place.

With respect to property taxes, Maryland collects $1,449 per capita, 17th highest in the nation.

Residents of Maryland have experienced the decline in median household incomes that has affected all of the United States. On average, household incomes have dropped by approximately 11.5% in recent years. This decline in income, coupled with other financial challenges due to job loss, medical bills, or other unexpected debts have resulted in a significant portion of state residents becoming delinquent in meeting their tax obligations as they do not have savings set aside for the purpose of paying their tax bills.

However, many individuals in Maryland are turning to tax relief companies to help address their struggles with tax debt. An experienced tax relief company can help residents avoid or eliminate the stress of wage garnishment, seizure of assets, and knowing that they are under scrutiny by the IRS or state tax collection agencies. There are a number of strategies available for tax relief, such as reviewing and amending tax returns, setting up payment plans, and even negotiating penalty abatement. Tax relief experts are the best source of information and help in employing such approaches and can help Maryland residents solve their serious tax debt problems.


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Published:  Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:30:00 GMT

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Published:  Fri, 06 Jul 2018 15:32:00 GMT

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Maryland's comptroller on Wednesday published a list of 20 individuals and 25 businesses who owe the most in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest - a combined $12.7 million. The state's comptroller ha...

Published:  Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:48:00 GMT

Maryland Comptroller: Top Tax Evaders Owe Combined $12.7M

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Published:  Thu, 12 Jul 2018 06:36:00 GMT

12 Greater Baltimore businesses that owe millions in taxes to Maryland

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Published:  Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:47:00 GMT

4 blue states sue Washington over GOP tax overhaul

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland are suing the federal government over the Republican-led tax overhaul. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in the Southern District of New ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 07:46:00 GMT

Larry Hogan releases tax returns, showing he's made $2.4 million while governor

Gov. Larry Hogan released three years of tax returns Friday, showing he's made about $2.4 million while governor of Maryland. Hogan was paid $175,000 last year as governor, but most of his household i...

Published:  Fri, 06 Jul 2018 13:30:00 GMT

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