Report Provides a State by State Comparison of Cell Phone Taxes

A article highlights a report by the Tax Foundation, which examines where Maryland falls in terms of cell phone taxes compared to other states.

Maryland taxpayers paid higher rates on cell phone taxes than 38 states did in 2012.

Combined state and local taxes on cell phones of 12.77% made Maryland the 12th highest in the nation, according to a study by the DC-based Tax Foundation. With federal taxes added into the mix, that rate rises to 18.59% for Marylanders.

The article also references line charges imposed by some local jurisdictions. In Maryland, three jurisdictions impose a telecommunication tax or fee on wireless service: Baltimore City, Montgomery County and Prince George’s County. The rates imposed have been flat for several fiscal years.