The truth, though, is that for the average taxpayer, the relief they're talking about is much more modest. According to statistics from the comptroller's office, the median net taxable income on Maryland returns in 2012 — that is, the amount after all deductions, exemptions, etc. — was $16,086 for single filers and $40,267 for joint filers. That means a typical single filer would save $71 and a typical joint filer $186 under the House plan. Savings under the Craig plan would depend on the size of the household, with a typical single person saving $116 and a typical family of four saving $365. Even in the dead of winter, you'd be hard pressed to manage a weekend in Ocean City under any of those scenarios. Meanwhile, the annual savings for top earners would run into the thousands.