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View Poll Results: What have you done to avoid O'Malley's taxes?
Nothing 24 66.67%
I cross state lines regularly for purchases 5 13.89%
I stock up on goods/items when I travel out of state for other reasons 4 11.11%
I do more online shopping now 6 16.67%
I purchase fewer things in general now 3 8.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-26-2013, 04:00 AM
 
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Actually wondering now how exactly Maryland's alcohol tax compares with West Virginia. I know it was ridiculously increased to 9% but there are also different excise taxes on beer, wine vs liquor. I can't seem to find any info on the percentage alcohol in general is taxed in West Virginia or Virginia at least with the newest 2013 data to compare Maryland with the alcohol taxes in the neighboring states.

I did buy a lot of cheaper beer in West Virginia when I was there last month. But then it was also at a Walmart, which are allowed to sell alcohol down there while Walmarts and supermarkets are not allowed to sell alcohol in maryland with only a few exceptions. So I wasn't sure if it was cheaper because WV has cheaper alcohol taxes, or its cheaper because it was at Walmart. And yes the Coors Light, Heinekens, Coronas, and Amstel lights all taste just as good from Walmart as from some fancy liquor store.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:49 AM
 
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Actually wondering now how exactly Maryland's alcohol tax compares with West Virginia. I know it was ridiculously increased to 9% but there are also different excise taxes on beer, wine vs liquor. I can't seem to find any info on the percentage alcohol in general is taxed in West Virginia or Virginia at least with the newest 2013 data to compare Maryland with the alcohol taxes in the neighboring states.

I did buy a lot of cheaper beer in West Virginia when I was there last month. But then it was also at a Walmart, which are allowed to sell alcohol down there while Walmarts and supermarkets are not allowed to sell alcohol in maryland with only a few exceptions. So I wasn't sure if it was cheaper because WV has cheaper alcohol taxes, or its cheaper because it was at Walmart. And yes the Coors Light, Heinekens, Coronas, and Amstel lights all taste just as good from Walmart as from some fancy liquor store.
I don't buy beer often but when I do I cross the line to wv. Last time I got beer it was at a Walmart and I believe the tax was the same 6%. I dont remember it being higher or I probably wouldn't go out of my way for it.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:57 PM
 
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Actually wondering now how exactly Maryland's alcohol tax compares with West Virginia.
Montgomery runs all alcohol sales through the county. It results in alcohol prices that are anywhere from 25-35% higher than the rest of the state, plus the 9% sales tax.

Yet another reason I'm excited to move in September!
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:22 PM
 
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Montgomery runs all alcohol sales through the county. It results in alcohol prices that are anywhere from 25-35% higher than the rest of the state, plus the 9% sales tax.

Yet another reason I'm excited to move in September!
Maybe you already said this but where are you moving?
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:12 PM
 
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Maybe you already said this but where are you moving?
Raleigh; my company is moving and closing our Bethesda office. I'm sure that MD corporate taxes factored into the decision.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:23 PM
 
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Lex.....the alcohol tax is now 9% in Maryland.....it WAS 6% so that answers my questions the alcohol tax today is indeed higher than West Virginia's. Virginia has even cheaper alcohol and cigarettes than West Virginia. I know West Virginia used to have higher gas taxes but after the next set of increases, Maryland will have higher gas taxes and gas prices too.

I can't imagine how expensive alcohol is in Montgomery County. Here in Baltimore County its already more expensive than out of state. People also go to Virginia and WV for fireworks as well, and to Delaware for tax free shopping. Nobody in the neighboring states comes here to buy anything since our taxes are higher. Virginians do come here for casinos, thats about it. And even our casinos have worse odds and cannot give free alcohol unlike in other states.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:26 PM
 
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Raleigh; my company is moving and closing our Bethesda office. I'm sure that MD corporate taxes factored into the decision.
I hope that if don't already do, when you move to North Carolina you vote Republican. The South's business friendly, conservative politics is why companies and businsses are moving there, that plus less unions and regulations which make doing business easier and cheaper. I completely blame the state government and O'Malley in particular for Sparrows Point steel closing down. Some of those workers have now found jobs in Texas and Tennessee. Enjoy your lower taxes in NC, and vote for people down there who will keep them low!!!

Thats what I intend to do when I move to West Virginia this summer. First I'm changing my car title to WV cause I think there are lower taxes there and fees too. I'll be voting in all state and local elections there too and voting for all the Republicans on the ballot, and making sure the elected officials pledge to not raise taxes, if they can't pledge to lower them, and I will also make sure whoever I vote for is against abortion and illegal immigration and respects the 2nd amendment.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:18 PM
 
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I hope that if don't already do, when you move to North Carolina you vote Republican.
It depends on the candidates. I have major problems with politicians who think it's ok to introduce a bill dictating a state religion, for example. I vote Republican in MD because our democrats are so damn bad and our republicans are more moderate, but I think in NC the opposite is going to be true.

The weird thing is that the taxes aren't really that much lower in NC on most things; income and sales taxes are about the same. I'm not sure about property taxes because I'm going to rent for the first year. I think though, that they are not caught in this never-ending tax and spend cycle that MD has fallen into to bolster O'Malley's presidential bid.
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:52 PM
 
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I hope that if don't already do, when you move to North Carolina you vote Republican. The South's business friendly, conservative politics is why companies and businsses are moving there, that plus less unions and regulations which make doing business easier and cheaper. I completely blame the state government and O'Malley in particular for Sparrows Point steel closing down. Some of those workers have now found jobs in Texas and Tennessee. Enjoy your lower taxes in NC, and vote for people down there who will keep them low!!!

Thats what I intend to do when I move to West Virginia this summer. First I'm changing my car title to WV cause I think there are lower taxes there and fees too. I'll be voting in all state and local elections there too and voting for all the Republicans on the ballot, and making sure the elected officials pledge to not raise taxes, if they can't pledge to lower them, and I will also make sure whoever I vote for is against abortion and illegal immigration and respects the 2nd amendment.
If your looking to save money on your car by moving to wv, forget it. I literally just looked into moving there and found that with the personal property tax, the car is better off staying in MD. It looks good on paper ($30/yr for tag renewal) but theres also an annual safety inspection that costs $14/yr and that's if they don't find anything. With the inspection and the tax yearly your spending more then you did in md (about $50 more in my case)
I do agree that wv has great 2nd amendment laws, and you will have no problem getting the republican candidates elected (and virtually zero trouble with illegal immigration)

SC is the land of low taxes. NC has lower taxes then MD I'm sure, but they get you other ways.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:21 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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It depends on the candidates. I have major problems with politicians who think it's ok to introduce a bill dictating a state religion, for example. I vote Republican in MD because our democrats are so damn bad and our republicans are more moderate, but I think in NC the opposite is going to be true.

The weird thing is that the taxes aren't really that much lower in NC on most things; income and sales taxes are about the same. I'm not sure about property taxes because I'm going to rent for the first year. I think though, that they are not caught in this never-ending tax and spend cycle that MD has fallen into to bolster O'Malley's presidential bid.
When you rent of course the property taxes and other taxes important since your landlord passes it down to you. I currently live in an apartment community.......I have little doubt that property taxes factor into my rent. And I think the rain tax and flush tax will be pushed onto the tenants as well. Since my community has all inclusive utilities, I'm sure the wind farm tax will also affect the rent.

And if you pay your own utilities.....theres your flush tax and wind farm tax right there! And now BGE just announced price increases.....I wonder if its due to these taxes!
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