Bloomberg Tax
May 10, 2023, 9:47 PM

Maryland Doubles Down on Digital Ad Tax After Court Ruling

Michael J. Bologna
Michael J. Bologna

Maryland’s top tax administrator is calling on technology and communications companies to come into compliance with the state’s tax on digital advertising after the state Supreme Court rejected an opportunity to invalidate the one-of-a-kind tax program.

Maryland Comptroller Brooke E. Lierman issued a brief statement Wednesday applauding the Maryland Supreme Court’s decision declining to intervene in a case that sought to strike down the state’s Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax. Lierman noted the court determined that the plaintiffs had brought their case “prematurely,” failing to exhaust administrative remedies offered by the state to protest the digital advertising tax.

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