Baltimore's nuisance taxes hurt small businesses [Letter]

November 15, 2013

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

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