Website Launched to Assist Taxpayers Who May Be Eligible For Local Income Tax Refunds

Governor Hogan and Comptroller Franchot launched a new website yesterday designed to assist taxpayers who may be eligible for a tax refund as a result of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision concerning the local income tax. The case, Comptroller v. Wynne, was decided this past May.

As reported by the Washington Post,

The taxpayer windfall is the result of a 5-to-4 decision in which the high court ruled that Maryland’s practice of withholding a credit on the county segment of the state income tax wrongly exposed residents with out-of-state income to illegal double taxation. The case was brought in 2006 by a Howard County couple, Brian and Karen Wynne, who owned a stake in a medical staffing company that did business in more than three dozen states.