Bloomberg Tax
March 19, 2020, 5:33 PM

Maryland’s Digital Sales Tax Clears Legislature

Sam McQuillan
Sam McQuillan

Downloading that new audiobook or streaming your favorite Netflix show could cost a little more if you’re in Maryland.

With the clock ticking down toward a coronavirus-induced legislative shutdown Thursday, Maryland lawmakers on Wednesday night pushed through a 6% tax on sales of digital goods. The bill (H.B. 932) passed the House of Delegates with an 89 to 45 vote, after amendments in the state senate a day before. Next, it heads to the desk of Gov. Larry Hogan (R).

The bill expands Maryland’s definition of the state’s sales tax to include electronically transferable goods and ...

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