YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A REFUND – INFORMATION ABOUT THE IOWA OUT-OF-STATE TAX CREDIT
The Wynne Decision
Recently the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne, 135 S.Ct. 1787 (May18, 2015). The State of Maryland imposes both a state income tax and a county income tax on its residents. Maryland allowed a credit for tax paid to another state to be applied to any state income tax liability. However, the state did not allow that same out-of-state tax credit to be applied to any county tax liability. The Court found that this practice could lead to double taxation. As a result, Maryland is changing its practice and refunding money to taxpayers whose out-of-state tax credits were not properly applied to any county income tax liability.