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PG County residents bear about highest tax burden in region (Updated)

Original posting from 25 Mar 2012, Prince George’s County residents bear about the highest tax burden in the region (List of sources), follows the more recent items.  Note that some of the older links may no longer be valid because many website change links and make searching for historical data difficult to impossible.  I have been unable to find any recent mainstream media reports on relative tax burdens.

Recent media reports about plight of African-American families in Prince George’s County have ignored the role that high taxes may play in contributing to their financial problems.

Likewise, media stories about the county’s looming $100 million plus budget, also ignore the already high tax rates and fail to explore why crime is among the highest, and schools and services are among the poorest, despite such high taxes.


Maryland Income Tax Information – Local Tax Rates
http://taxes.marylandtaxes.com/Individual_Taxes/Individual_Tax_Types/Income_Tax/Tax_Information/Tax_Rates/Local_and_County_Tax_Rates.shtml
Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City levy a local income tax which we collect on the state income tax … Local officials set the rates, which range between 1.25 percent and 3.20 percent. … Prince George’s County residents pay the maximum allowable rate, 3.20 percent [for both 2014 and 2015].

Forbes: When It Rains, It Pours Tax Dollars In Maryland
http://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbrown/2014/01/03/when-it-rains-it-pours-tax-dollars-in-maryland/
January 3, 2014 — “… only nine counties (Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George) and the city of Baltimore – out of twenty-four total counties in Maryland – are responsible …”

Brookings: Map: Property Taxes in Your County
http://www.brookings.edu/research/interactives/2013/county-property-taxes-map
Nov 26, 2013 — Comparison of “taxes paid as a percentage of home value” from clicking on each county shown:

District of Columbia: 0.50%
Anne Arundel: 0.71%
St. Mary’s: 0.72%
Calvert: 0.76%
Montgomery: 0.82%
Arlington: 0.83%
Charles: 0.84%
Baltimore County: 0.92%
Fairfax: 0.94%
Howard: 1.02%
Prince George’s: 1.09%
Baltimore City: 1.20%
Alexandria: Not available

Admissions and Amusements Tax
http://md-mac.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/407
Admissions and Amusement taxes are levied on numerous activities and items
in every subdivision with the exception of Caroline County. … Twenty one counties employ a single rate, ranging from 1% in Calvert County to 10% in Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll, Charles and Prince George’s Counties.

DC Government: Tax Rates and Tax Burdens, Washington Metropolitan Area
http://cfo.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ocfo/publication/attachments/Tax%20Rates%20and%20Burdens%202011%20Washington-Metro.pdf
Issued September 2012
Sales and Use Tax: … Residential usage of utilities is not in the general sales and use tax base in the District and the state of Maryland. However, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties do tax the use of utilities. While Montgomery County’s energy tax is levied upon the distributor, its cost is effectively borne by the customer. Prince George’s County’s rate is structured to approximate a 6 percent sales and use tax on energy consumption by the customer. …
Recordation and Transfer Taxes: A long, detailed discussion suggests that Prince George’s County taxes are higher than neighboring jurisdictions due to a 1.4% recordation tax.


25 Mar 2012, Prince George’s County residents bear about the highest tax burden in the region (List of sources)

Maryland residents pay higher state, local taxes than Va., D.C. …
washingtonexaminer.com/local/virginia/2011/…taxes…/112337
Mar 30, 2011 – Residents of Prince George’s County pay $2000 a year more than those in Arlington County … Taking into account income, vehicle and property taxes, Prince George’s County residents pay even more than those in Montgomery County, which has always had one of the largest tax burdens in the region. A family that pays $14,400 a year in Montgomery would pay $15,200 in Prince George’s.

Maryland Income Tax Information – Local Tax Rates
individuals.marylandtaxes.com/incometax/localtax.asp
Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City levy a local income tax which we collect on the state income tax … Local officials set the rates, which range between 1.25 percent and 3.20 percent. … Prince George’s County residents pay the maximum allowable rate, 3.20 percent.

Who Pays More Taxes? Virginia, Maryland or D.C.? – Raw Fisher

voices.washingtonpost.com/…/who_pays_more_taxes_virginia_m.ht…
 Jan 9, 2008 – All told, if you live in Montgomery County and make $75000 a year, you face the biggest tax burden in the region, at $8469. Prince George’s comes in second at $8,408. The remaining jurisdictions are bunched closely together at a considerably lower price: D.C., $6,986, Fairfax, $6,903, Arlington, $6,886 and city of Alexandria, $6,769.

Taxes lowest for DC residents and car-free Virginians – Greater …
greatergreaterwashington.org/post/9364/
Feb 22, 2011 – In almost all scenarios, DC’s tax burden is the lowest. … Property taxes are highest in Prince George’s County, even though average home values are lower there.

Interesting MoCo and PG have higher tax burdens than DC at all …
www.city-data.com › … › Washington, DC suburbs in Maryland
Jul 6, 2011 – Maryland under the Dems is becoming an oppressive tax regime with declining returns. Taxes on DC Families Remain Lowest in the Region ..highest in Prince George’s County, even though average home …

Gazette.Net: Alease Bowles: Preserve Maryland’s middle-class tax …
www.gazette.net/…/alease-bowles-preserve-maryland-s-middle-class-t…
Mar 1, 2012 – Prince George’s County property taxes are among the highest in the state.

The Good News About DC Taxes: Taxes on DC Households Are in ...
www.dcfpi.org/the-good-news-about-dc-taxes-taxes-on-dc-househol…
Apr 13, 2003 – For almost all income levels and family types, the tax burden is lower in DC than in Prince George’s County.

Taxing surprise: P.G. hits hardest – Groups – Yahoo
groups.yahoo.com/group/PG-Politics/message/13787
Apr 3, 2011 – Residents bear a higher tax burden with inadequate services in Prince George’s County,

Family of Two Needs $50000 Per Year to Cover Costs in Prince …
cnsmaryland.org/…/family-of-two-needs-50000-per-year-to-cover-c…
Feb 23, 2012 – COLLEGE PARK – Families with young children in Prince George’s County need … the past 10 years, driven largely by the cost of housing, daycare and taxes. … “I also think we have a greater housing burden than any other …

(Crossposted from PG-Politics)






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