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.