Category Archives: Legislative – State Blog

2020 State Legislative Program pamphlet

The 2020 State Legislative Program pamphlet has been on the State Legislative Page.

Testimony by Ed Bice & Paul Schwartz Before Senate Budget&Taxation Committee on SB 650

Testimony by Ed Bice and Paul Schwartz Before Senate Budget and Taxation Committee on SB 650. Altering a limitation on claiming the income tax credit for eligible long-term care insurance premiums for more than 1 year with respect to the same insured individual; altering the amount of the credit from a one-time $500 credit to a maximum of $250 for a taxable year beginning after December 31, 2019, but before January 1, 2022, and a maximum of $500 for a taxable year beginning after December 31, 2021; and applying the Act to all taxable years beginning after December 31, 2019.

Updated: 2019-03-19

Testimony by Paul Schwartz Before Senate Budget&Taxation Committee on SB 906

Testimony before Senate Budget&Taxation Committee on SB 906 to allow itemization on state return even if claiming standard on federal return.

Updated: 2019-03-19

USM Forum – March 20, 2019

Legislative Forum
 Miller Senate Building West Wing
March 20, 2019
Wednesday
7am-1pm
 
STILL TIME TO Register!
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PRESS RELEASE: 004-2019

CONTACT: EDWARD HOLLAND, Public Relations Officer

hollandnmd@aol.com / #301.848.3476

!!CALL TO ACTION!!

YOU ARE NEEDED TO SUPPORT SB 906 … YES, YOU!

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 1:00pm, the Maryland Federation, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will throw its support behind Senate Bill 906: Income Tax – Itemized Deductions. This is the cross filed bill for HB 327 (refer to NARFE MD PR: 003-2019). In reviewing

SB 906 on the General Assembly’s website – Allowing an individual to itemize deductions to compute Maryland taxable income whether or not the individual itemizes deductions on the individual’s federal income tax return; providing that, for an individual who does not itemize deductions on the individual’s federal income tax return, Maryland itemized deductions shall be determined as if an individual itemized deductions on the federal income tax return; applying the Act to all taxable years after 2018; etc.

To ensure that you appropriately support SB 906, you need to sign-in to speak before the Senate’s Budget & Taxation Committee. However, you are not required to speak. We simply need bodies to show up to support

SB 906. The Senate Building is located at 3 West, Miller Senate Office Building, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. The deadline to sign-in is 12:00pm, March 13.

NARFE MD Federation President Dr. Gary Roundtree has approved the reimbursement of your parking and a shuttle ride to the Senate Building in Annapolis. Should you have questions regarding SB 906 and overall strategy, please contact Maryland Federation State Legislative Committee Chair Paul Schwartz at pksyanks@aol.com.

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) was founded in 1921 with the mission of protecting the earned rights and benefits of America’s active and retired federal workers. One of the largest federal employee/retiree organizations, NARFE represents the interests of 5 million current and future federal and postal annuitants, spouses and survivors.

Updated: 2019-03-02