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Old 06-13-2008, 08:55 AM
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Default Living in PA and Working in MD Pros and Cons?

I believe if I work in Baltimore and Live in PA, I have to pay MD income tax, right?

I am also thinking about renting either a house or a Apt. for the time being.

What other pros and cons exist in this scenario?

Is the higher cost of rent in MD worth saving time on the road?
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:25 PM
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Only disadvantage of living in PA and working in MD is the commute. As to taxes, you will have to ask a cpa about that one.
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Old 06-14-2008, 05:41 AM
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With the current price of gas, you may want to look in the Hunt Valley area to rent. Give it a year and explore the area deciding how far you want to drive. Hunt Valley is equal distance to southern PA and Baltimore with proximity to Towson and Timonium. You can also ride the light rail and commute from any of those areas into Baltimore.
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Old 06-14-2008, 06:58 AM
Location: Glen Rock, PA.
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As a person that lives in PA and drives close to 70 miles to the burbs of DC 3-4 days a week for the last 6 years I can say that its more than worth it. It depends on you're income and views. I save considerable tax money by living in PA and living up here allowed me to purchase a farm that allows for even more tax relief. Also, I am not the type of person that enjoys living in the democratic haven of Maryland. (I am Ultra right / pro gun / super independent type / Misanthrope)

As for the gas prices I actually cheer them on as the commute down and up 83 has never been better. Depends on your job as to how your commute will be. I work 10-12 hr days so I am out before its bad (6:30-8:30) and home after the evening mess (4:45-18:00) and getting my 40 in 3-4 days helps with dealing with the idiots !

So, its up to your values and pocketbook. Many good deals on property can be found up here right now.

I did the Maryland mess for 17 years before I moved up here. Looking back it was a mistake !

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Old 06-14-2008, 12:04 PM
Location: Glen Rock, PA.
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Sorry, I forgot to answer your one question. No, you do not have to pay ANY Maryland taxes when living in PA. But, being that Maryland shopping areas are generally on the way home I do give them some income.

I do try to buy gas most of the time in PA as the station is near me and its usually a few cents less than what I can find in Maryland.

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Old 06-15-2008, 08:19 AM
Location: york County PA
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You pay a 1% tax on income in Pa. It is a local tax and it is done along with taxes that you pay every year. Due April 15 of every year
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:08 AM
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I live in Pa and work in Ohio, another benefit is that you don't have to pay the occupational privilege tax
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:59 PM
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Maryland and Pennsylvania have an agreement that if you live in PA and work in Maryland, you don't have to file Maryland taxes. Same for Maryland and Virginia. Not so for Maryland and Delaware.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by kanling View Post
Not so for Maryland and Delaware.
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:56 PM
Location: PA/FL/UT
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Where in PA is the best to commute to Baltimore?
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