The Supreme Court held a hearing last week on one case that could have far-reaching implications -- challenging the authority of the state of Maryland to tax all of the income of a resident whose business pays taxes to other states -- while another case coming up on the Affordable Care Act promises to have even bigger ramifications.
The case heard last week, Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne, involved a Maryland resident, Brian Wynne, who is part owner of Maxim Healthcare Services -- a nationwide health care company that is based in Columbia, Md., but is also taxed in many other states where it operates. Wynne and his wife Karen's attorneys argued that Maryland's income tax laws violate the Commerce Clause of the Constitution (see Supreme Court Hears Argument on Maryland Income Tax).
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