Fighting for Tax Fairness: Back-to-School Edition

As the school year quickly approaches (always too quickly), I hope you will all take advantage of Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week. In addition to clothing and footwear priced $100 or less, backpacks (up to $40) will also be exempt from Maryland’s 6 percent sales tax. Thanks to our work in Annapolis, HB 530 adds backpacks to the list of eligible tax-free items, so from Sunday, August 13th to Saturday, August 19th, I hope this lifts the burden of school supply shopping for the working families of Maryland.