Monday, March 2, 2020
Special thanks to all of the Prince George's County Association of REALTORS® (PGCAR) members who contacted legislators or showed up in support! In total, over 700 Maryland REALTORS® showed up. And the House of Delegates listened!
Quickly after a late filed bill, HB 1628 (Sales and Use Tax - Rate Reduction and Services), was introduced to add a 5% tax on professional services including real estate, PGCAR and Maryland REALTORS® went into action.
As in the past, REALTORS® OPPOSED a services tax due to its negative impact on housing affordability, especially considering the tremendous contribution real estate already provides to local governments and education.
Maryland's proposed bill would have added a 5% tax to ALL professional services. That included REALTORS® and ALL real estate services such as appraisers, staging, inspections and home improvement. A 5% sales tax would have also been added to the services we pay for from other Maryland service providers.
THANK YOU for joining us on Monday, March 2 in Annapolis for a REALTOR® Rally to say NO.
The Voice for Real Estate in Prince George's County
PGCAR is the voice for REALTORS® in Prince George's County, Maryland. Representing more than 3,000 real estate professionals in the national capital area, PGCAR provides numerous services vital to its members' daily business needs. It also works with lawmakers to ensure public policy that encourages homeownership, promotes an environment conducive to business growth and works to improve the communities in which its members live and work.