Maryland Chamber Testifies Before Maryland Economic Development and Business Competitiveness Commission

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce went before the Maryland Economic Development and Business Competitiveness (Augustine) Commission on September 9 and presented a set of recommendations, developed by the Chamber’s Tax Policy Committee, aimed at improving the business climate in the State.

Stressing not having “anti-employer” tax policy, the Chamber proposed a slate recommended changes to the Commission, including:

The Commission members were very receptive and appreciative of the Chambers thoughtful and specific recommendations.  Chairman Augustine specifically thanked Maryland Chamber President/CEO Brien Poffenberger and the panel for providing testimony and suggested that the Commission would be in regular contact with the Chamber as they worked more closely on developing their recommendations.

The meeting and the Chamber’s testimony garnered some press coverage, with articles and quotes in both The Baltimore Sun and The Daily Record (subscription required).

Representing the Chamber were: Tax Policy Committee Co-Chairs Herman Rosenthal (Senior Tax Partner, Whiteford, Taylor, Preston) and Karen T. Syrylo (State & Local Tax and Advisory Director, Altus Group), Mat Palmer (SVP Government Affairs, Maryland Chamber of Commerce) and Brien Poffenberger (President/CEO, Maryland Chamber of Commerce).

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