Maryland Digital Ad Tax Update

Annapolis, MD, April 15, 2021
—AAF Maryland Leaders: As I am sure you know, the Maryland General Assembly passed the legislation delaying implementation of the Digital Ad Tax for one year and excluding broadcasters and news media entities from the tax.

While Governor Hogan has not publicly stated his intentions, most observers in Annapolis expect him to either sign the bill or let it become law without his signature. The Maryland Comptroller’s office has already issued a Bulletin confirming the delay and announcing the intention to publish guidance and promulgate regulations for collecting the tax.

The legal challenge to the Digital Ad Tax will continue whether this measure becomes law or not. I will continue to keep you apprised of any new


Clark Rector

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