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Court challenge of Maryland's internet ad tax

The groups filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore
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Posted at 2:55 AM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 02:56:01-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)  — Leading national trade associations have filed a federal lawsuit challenging Maryland's first-in-the-nation tax on internet ads.

The groups filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.

The plaintiffs include the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Internet Association, NetChoice, and the Computer and Communications Industry Association.

Michael Kimberly is the lead attorney for the plaintiffs. He says the law is a clear violation of federal statutory and constitutional principals.

The lawsuit alleges that the law violates the federal Internet Tax Freedom Act. The Maryland General Assembly overrode Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of the legislation last week.