MD: Aviation tax exemption bill clears Senate, heads to House floor
SALISBURY, Md. – A bill in the Maryland General Assembly could give the Salisbury Airport a break on their taxes. Senate Bill 121 calls for the creating of an aviation tax exemption on aircraft maintenance equipment. It passed unanimously in the Senate and now heads to the House floor. Salisbury Airport Manager Dawn Veach tells 47 ABC that the current mandatory 6 percent tax on equipment hurts business and that passing it would have huge local economic benefits.
“it already passed the Senate unanimously for 5 years in a row, the House of Representatives have never voted on it, they never put it on the floor for a vote. We’re very hopeful this year that we have new leadership and we have new delegates that actually listened and heard the benefit of that,” said Veach.
The bill is currently in the Ways and Means committee where members are expected to vote on it soon.