Supreme Court To Hear Crucial Double-Taxation Case

Date: November 12, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact:  Eric Reller
202-314-2073 or [email protected]

Court To Hear Crucial Double-Taxation Case


WASHINGTON, D.C., November 12,
This morning the Supreme Court will hear
oral arguments in Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne, in which the NFIB Small Business Legal
Center filed an amicus brief.

“Maryland’s attempt to double-tax income is a blatant example
of impermissible state taxation of interstate commerce,” Karen Harned,
Executive Director of NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center. “Maryland has imposed
an undue and unconstitutional burden on small businesses by increasing the
burdens, costs, and barriers for small-business owners who sell goods in
interstate and international commerce. We urge the Supreme Court to protect
small businesses and strike-down Maryland’s double-taxation scheme.

In this case the Supreme Court will decide the scope of a
state’s power to tax residents’ income when those earnings have already been
taxed by another state. The case before the high court involves tax rules in
Maryland requiring the state to collect taxes on residents’ income for use at
the county level – even if that income has been taxed by another state.



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