Save 75% - Only $49.99 for 1 full year! digitalPLUS subscription offer ends 12/1
NewsOpinionReaders Respond

Baltimore's nuisance taxes hurt small businesses [Letter]

Business

I fail to understand why Baltimore City continues to pursue small nuisance taxes on certain businesses while it forgoes the operation of its speed cameras ("Taxi, limo services refuse to pay new city tax," Nov. 12).

The amount of funds collected from the taxicab tax and the roadway sign taxes are small, but they are nevertheless injurious to businesses in the city. It is evident that the city government cares little about small businesses.

Increasing the bottle tax can be added to the list of taxes that bring in nominal amounts of revenue that are far exceeded by the losses from those associated with the speed cameras.

Walt Dent

-
To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com. Please include your name and contact information.

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
Business
  • Minor privilege tax also affects residential property owners [Letter]
    Minor privilege tax also affects residential property owners [Letter]

    I could not agree more with your editorial regarding the minor privilege tax ("Minor privilege, major disincentive," Aug. 13).

  • City Hall theater
    City Hall theater

    No sooner had the Baltimore City Council taken a strong step in defiance of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's promised vetoes of two controversial bills Monday night than they announced their intentions to cave under the pressure and let her have her way. The council, it seems, is an...

  • Tired of sticking up for a city that doesn't stick up for me
    Tired of sticking up for a city that doesn't stick up for me

    Recently, a large semi-truck took off the back end of my car, which was parked right next to a "no trucks" sign on Toone Street in Canton. The entire experience was surreal, but initially I was fine because I was just relieved that no one was injured in any way. The truck driver was nice and...

  • The message from voters
    The message from voters

    It appears that some of the long-serving politicians who have been addicted to tax and spending increases may have heard the message from voters that it's not their money and we are tired of them wasting our tax dollars ("Rawlings-Blake to create 'tax reform' task force," Nov. 11).

  • Minor privilege, major disincentive [Editorial]
    Minor privilege, major disincentive [Editorial]

    Our view: If Baltimore is serious about fostering investment and growth, it needs to stop charging businesses for the privilege of existing here

  • End the city pension fight [Editorial]
    End the city pension fight [Editorial]

    Our view: Baltimore's police and fire unions should recognize that a settlement, not more litigation, is in their members' best interest

Comments
Loading