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Maryland Advances Tax Fraud Whistleblower Bill

March 22, 2021, 5:58 PM

An effort to catch tax cheats and ramp up tax collection is taking shape in Maryland.

The state’s House of Delegates voted 96-39 Monday for a bill (H.B. 804) that would create a program to reward tax fraud whistleblowers anywhere from 15% to 30% of unpaid taxes, penalties, and interest recouped from information provided to the state’s comptroller. The bill heads to the Senate for a hearing.

Republican Del. Mark Fisher, who opposed the measure, was the only lawmaker to speak on the bill before it passed the House. “It pits neighbor ...

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