There are types of taxation in the State of Maryland in the USA. These are incomes taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, and estate or inheritance taxes.
Income tax is charged at different rates for non-residents and residents of Maryland. Residents have to pay income tax based on four income brackets. On the first $1000 of taxable income, they have to pay 2% income tax. They then have to pay 3% income tax on the next $1000, and a further 4% on the next $1000. If they have a taxable income of more than $3001, then they have to pay a tax of 4.75%.
Any non-residents who still work in the state of Maryland have to pay an extra 1.25% in addition to the 4.75% income tax rate. This means that the effective tax rate is 6% altogether. Maryland has a sales tax of 5% which is made payable on any and all purchases. A use tax is payable on any good that are bought outside the state but is used in Maryland, and this is also 5%. There are special forms available for anyone who needs to make payment for this tax.
Property tax is payable when it comes to any real properties one owns in Maryland. There are some properties that are exempt from this tax, such as any property that is owned by educational, charitable and religious institutions, along with local, state and federal government properties. If a property's value increases by over 10% a year then the tax assessment is increased to a maximum of 10% by the state. Some municipalities and counties follow this rule as well.
Inheritance tax of estates is payable by residents and property owners in Maryland who died after the 31st of December 2001. This applies only if the estate is worth over $1 million once its worth has been evaluated and adjusted for taxable gifts.
All tax forms must be filed annually by April 15 every year. If the due date happens to be on a public holiday or a Sunday, then an extra day is given to taxpayers. Taxpayers can also file their tax forms online through i-File Maryland. This can be used for Maryland state taxes including the income tax. All the forms and schedules you need are available. If you are considered a part of the Old State Line there are also services available to help you check the status of your taxes online.