MACo Opposes State-Mandated Subtraction Modification Legislation

On Wednesday, Kevin Kinnally submitted written testimony to the Ways & Means Committee in opposition of HB 537 Income Tax – Subtraction Modification for Veterans and to the Budget & Taxation Committee in opposition to SB 409 Income Tax – Subtraction Modification – Employee-Owned Businesses.

From the MACo Testimony:

Counties are eager and committed partners in promoting economic growth and creating opportunity – we prefer local autonomy in determining the best way locally. The Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) opposes state-mandated reductions in local revenue sources, but welcomes tools to grant county options and flexibility to pursue their own parallel tax incentives, or to develop others to suit their local needs…

…In general, MACo stands for local self-determination. Counties, led by their elected leaders who are directly accountable within the community, are in the best position to make decisions on local affairs – ranging from land use to budget priorities. MACo steadfastly guards this local autonomy, and frequently advocates against statewide solutions that mandate county compliance or otherwise override local decision-making.

For more on 2019 MACo legislation, visit the Legislative Database.