Book Description: CCH's Guidebook to Maryland Taxes is the perfect resource for concise and reliable information for practitioners working with state taxation in Maryland. Designed as a quick reference work, the Guidebook presents succinct discussions of state and local taxes, describing the general provisions of the respective tax laws and regulations and highlighting significant cases and administrative rulings. Published annually, this publication is useful to tax practitioners, in-state and multistate businesspersons, and those who are obligated to file Maryland returns or who are required to deal with Maryland taxes. This authoritative Guidebook is the one source those involved with Maryland taxation need for timely and accurate answers in a convenient and accessible desktop format. It presents concise coverage of the taxes of major interest including: - personal income tax - corporate income tax - sales and use taxes - death taxes - property taxes - utility franchise tax - insurance gross premiums tax Other Maryland taxes are summarized, as well, with emphasis placed on persons or transactions subject to tax, exemptions, basis and rate of tax, and returns and payment. The 2006 Edition includes additional practical tips, pointers and examples to practitioners by Walter R. Calvert, J.D. and Denise V. Corsaro, J.D. of the Baltimore office of the law firm, Venable LLP. This valuable commentary helps practitioners further understand and apply the complex principles of Maryland tax law to specific practice situations. For the user's convenience in determining what is new in the Maryland tax law, a special Highlights of Tax Changes section is included to provide at-a-glance awareness of key legislative developments in the law. While this handbook focuses on the law applicable to the filing of income tax returns in 2006 for the 2005 tax year, legislative changes effective after 2005 are also noted with an indication of the effective date to avoid confusion and to assist in future tax planning. Helpful references to both the Maryland and related federal provisions are provided throughout for those who wish to more fully examine explanations and text of the applicable law. Also, detailed Tables of Contents, Law and Regulations Finding Lists, a Topical Index, and an organized presentation of the content combine to make pinpointing critical information quick and easy. Detailed references to specific paragraphs in the comprehensive CCH Maryland Tax Reports service are also provided throughout the Guidebook to assist users in further, more comprehensive tax research and tax planning.