Worker incentives derail manufacturing tax breaks in Maryland

By the Baltimore Business Journal

Mar 28, 2016

Get Plant Services delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday! Sign up for  Plant Services' complimentary Smart Minute (Monday-Thursday) and Smart Digest  (Friday) e-newsletters to get maintenance and reliability know-how you can put  to use today, plus the latest manufacturing news from around the Web, white  papers, and more. Learn more and subscribe for free today.

A debate over incentives for workers appears to have taken the steam out of a push to give Maryland manufacturers tax breaks during this year's General Assembly.

The issue of manufacturing tax breaks vaulted to prominence in January when Republican Gov. Larry Hogan pitched a plan that would have, among other provisions, eliminated corporate income taxes for 10 years for manufacturers locating in certain Empowerment Zones.

But a related bill was effectively declared dead on Thursday thanks in part to a provision that would have exempted employees at manufacturing facilities in target areas from state and local income taxes.

Read the full story at bizjournals.com/baltimore.

Show Comments
Hide Comments

Join the discussion

We welcome your thoughtful comments.
All comments will display your user name.

Want to participate in the discussion?

Register for free

Log in for complete access.

Comments

No one has commented on this page yet.

RSS feed for comments on this page | RSS feed for all comments