January 11, 2022
Maryland law allows counties to raise their income tax rates and apply income tax brackets; 2022 county income tax rates now available
Under HB 319 and effective January 1, 2022, each Maryland county is authorized to set, by ordinance or resolution, a county income tax rate equal to at least 2.25%, from the previous 1%. The Maryland legislature overrode Governor Larry Hogan's veto of this bill on December 6, 2021.
HB 319 also allows each county to apply its income tax on a bracket basis with the following restrictions.
The current Maryland county income tax rates for 2022, available here, reflect rate decreases for St. Mary's and Washington counties. The remainder of the county income tax rates are currently unchanged from 2021.
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