MACPA members across the state have made it very clear: We must work to prevent sales taxes on accounting and tax services, and we have been very busy. This message has been delivered loud & clear in our town hall meetings and professional issues updates across the state this summer and fall. With the prospect of a “special session” to specifically address Maryland’s $1.7 billion deficit, MACPA is preparing to make sure our voice is heard by Maryland’s Governor and 188 legislators.
Yesterday, MACPA’s Political Action Committee and Legislative Executive Committee met and agreed on our strategy to deal with the possibility that a sales tax on professional services could come up in a special session.
Our strategy is to make our voices heard before the Governor and our 188 legislators (Maryland General Assembly) go into a special session. Here is our strategy:
Here are the top six reasons we think taxing professional services are bad for Maryland:
We hope you will join us in making sure that CPAs are heard before the legislature acts!
Governor’s Comprehensive Solution to the Structural Deficit
MACPA’s talking points for opposing Sales Tax on Services Download sales_tax_talking_points.doc
MACPA’s Position paper against Sales Tax on Professional Services Download macpa_position_paper.doc
MACPA’s State Tax Committee Ten Criteria for Effective Tax Legisaltion Download 10_criteria_for_evaluating_proposed_tax_legislation.doc
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