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Statement on MD Digital Ad Tax Litigation

Today, Internet Association (IA) joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, NetChoice, and Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) in filing a lawsuit challenging Maryland’s Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax (HB 732). IA’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jon Berroya issued the following statement on the lawsuit:

“It’s unfortunate that the Maryland General Assembly has decided to penalize a handful of out-of-state companies with this discriminatory law. This is a case of legislative overreach, punishing an industry that supports over one hundred thousand jobs in Maryland and contributes tens of billions of dollars to its economy each year. Internet services and companies are proud to play a role in creating opportunities for Maryland’s small businesses and citizens. We look forward to defending our industry in court.”

Learn more about the internet economy that will be impacted in Maryland.