Md. inheritance, estate taxes drive seniors away [Letter]

January 01, 2014

One particular reality that Maryland's confiscatory estate and inheritance taxes ignore is that seniors are mobile and are no longer tied to the state by employment ("Maryland in disequilibrium," Dec. 29). Thus, Maryland loses not only the estate taxes when seniors move, but the income and sales taxes as well. Talbot County has been hard hit by seniors changing their domicile to more tax-friendly locales, a trend that will continue until our lawmakers wake up.

John W. Pettit, Easton

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