State lawmakers propose to eliminate sales tax on babies and medical products
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Leaders of the Maryland State House of Delegates on Friday proposed a package of bills aimed at making essential items more affordable amid inflation.
If passed, state sales tax would be exempt on products including diapers, car seats, bottles, bottle nipples, dental hygiene products, medical devices and diabetic care.
“Inflation has driven up commodity prices, and more and more Marylanders are feeling a financial pinch,” the ways and means committee said.
President Vanessa Atterbeary. “This essential tax relief will help remove financial barriers to the purchase of medical and health products. It will help families with young children pay for the basic necessities they buy each week. And it will help those struggling to find work become more employable.
The package would also provide tax credits to businesses that hire and retain workers from underrepresented communities who are chronically unemployed.
Here is a list of the invoices in the package with their sponsors:
HB1151 – Sales and Use Tax – Diabetic Care Products – Exempt (Del. Washington)
HB288 – Sales and Use Tax – Baby Products – Exemption (Del. Crosby & Del. Jones)
HB282 – Sales and Use Tax – Diapers – Exempt (Del. Crosby & Del. Jones)
HB492 – Sales and Use Tax – Oral Hygiene Products – Exempt (Del. Johnson)
HB364 – Sales and Use Tax – Medical Devices – Exemption (Del. Henson)
HB2 – Income Tax – Work Opportunity Tax Credit (Del. Luedtke)