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[Maryland's Income Tax
'Short Form ‘ Return Is Easiest
But Not Always the Cheapest
ly the Associated Press
I ANNAPOLIS, April 14.—The
I “short-form” State income tax
return is quickest, but it s not
always cheapest.
And (should you need encour
agement) the controller's office
Third of e Series.
suggests you figure the tax by
both short and long methods to
determine which is more economi
cal.
| Any one may choose the regular,
long-form, method. The optional. *
or short-form, procedure is con
fined to those who received no
more than SIO,OOO, of which a
maximum of SSOO consisted of
investment income. It’s barred i
i to any one in business for himself.
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abbreviated method, there’s a
iclue to look for in judging whether I
the long form would save money.!
Involves Tax Table.
The optional method involves
tax tables. They appear on Page
( 2 of Form 502, which provides for
pither system of calculating the
tax. The tables are divided into
brackets, which list the amount
due by income groups of S2OO.
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crawl into a bracket, better try
the long form.
For example, one bracket gives
the tax on income from $3,000.01
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for that range. Suppose your
income subject to tax is $3,005.
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I less than the tax worked out
for the table.
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tor dependents. Determine your
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deductions, up to a ceiling of
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