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Maryland: More Artists to Be Eligible for Exemption


 Maryland to expand an admissions tax exemption to more artists.

Maryland lawmakers have expanded the admissions and amusement tax exemption, effective July 1, 2014.

Prior to July 1, 2014, only qualifying resident artists residing in a county where an arts and entertainment district is located may take advantage of the exemption. Beginning July  2014, any qualifying artist may take advantage of the exemption, provided the individual:

  • Owns or rents residential real property in Maryland;
  • “Conducts a business in any arts and entertainment district; and
  • Derives income from the sale or performance within any arts and entertainment district of an artistic work that the individual wrote, composed, or executed, either alone or with others, in any arts and entertainment district.”

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.