Miller, a member of Hixson’s committee, has been a co-sponsor of combined reporting legislation.Combined reporting is a complicated tax scheme requiring corporations doing business in multiple states to pay Maryland taxes based on the combined revenues earned in other states.
Miller appears to be aping part of the strategy (creating the appearance that Maryland is a low-tax state) Governor O’Malley used to muscle his tax hikes, through the General Assembly. However, thanks to Change Maryland and others, everyone saw through the Potemkin Village O’Malley constructed.
I’m not sure where Delegate Miller is getting her figures, but they don’t reflect the dreary reality of Maryland’s business climate.Perhaps she’s been reading too many of Governor O’Malley’s factually challengedstat-cookingblog posts.
Thanks to Scott Drenkard at The Tax Foundation for his insights.