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Maryland Sends its Commercial Laundries Some Tax Relief

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Beginning July 1, commercial laundries in Maryland that purchase new equipment will be exempt from paying the state's 5% sales and use tax under a new law.
Gov. Robert Ehrlich signed the legislation, the Sales and Use Tax — Production Activity — Taxable Laundering Services, last month.
Purchases made by businesses that provide commercial cleaning services for businesses requiring recurring cleaning are exempt from the tax.
There are 612 establishments in Maryland that provide drycleaning and non-coin-operated laundry services, according to the 2002 Economic Census. There are 35 uniform and linen supply businesses in the state.

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