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As Marylanders do their taxes, many are asking: Why'd I get such a big tax hike?

As Marylanders do their taxes, many are asking: Why'd I get such a big tax hike?

Baltimore lawyer Eric Hontz had heard about how some blue, high-tax states like Maryland weren’t expected to fare well under the sweeping changes to the federal tax code that President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans enacted in 2017.

But the 36-year-old Reservoir Hill resident didn’t realize how hard he’d be hit until he started doing his taxes.

Hontz estimates he’ll have to pay thousands more in taxes this year than last — a burden he says will force him to rent out a room in his family’s house.

“This is the continuing screwing over of the millennial generation,” he says. “It seems like the hardest ones hit are dual-income couples.”

Across Maryland,...

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