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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthBeachPerso View Post
    Yeah, but just remembered all the pissing and moaning.

    This thread, as do many others, made me think of the newish Calvert resident who stated at one of the public hearings for Armory Square in Prince Frederick that we had to have a Home Depot because there was nowhere in the County he could buy a hammer and nails. He was stating that in front of the Planning Commission then chaired by Maurice Lusby, owner of the hardware store known as Lusby Motors, and a few seats away from a couple of Sneades, owners of the Sneade's Hardware stores.
    There are an awful lot of tax dollars coming from Calvert to the Lowes right across the bridge, I am guessing the Home Depot in Upper Marlbro also. Maybe you can buy a hammer there but to do something like browse lumber, flooring, etc and take it home that day its a bit of a stretch.

    Why is a hardware store called Lusby Motors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeoplesElbow View Post
    There are an awful lot of tax dollars coming from Calvert to the Lowes right across the bridge, I am guessing the Home Depot in Upper Marlbro also. Maybe you can buy a hammer there but to do something like browse lumber, flooring, etc and take it home that day its a bit of a stretch.

    Why is a hardware store called Lusby Motors?
    It was originally a Dodge dealership.

    What tax money is Calvert losing across the bridge? Sales tax does not go to the County but directly to the State. It doesn't matter if Lowe's does a million dollars a day, zero sales tax goes directly to St. Mary's. It might come back mixed with other revenues but not proportionately to sales.

    Before O'Malley, counties and municipalities used to get a little sales tax generated in the jurisdiction back from the State. It was on the order of 1/10th of 1% of the intra jurisdiction total.

    If an elected official uses sales tax revenue to pimp a particular project (yeah, I'm talking about any Calvert Commissioner whose name isn't Nutter. Of course a couple of them are too stupid to know any better) they're outright lying to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthBeachPerso View Post
    It was originally a Dodge dealership.

    What tax money is Calvert losing across the bridge? Sales tax does not go to the County but directly to the State. It doesn't matter if Lowe's does a million dollars a day, zero sales tax goes directly to St. Mary's. It might come back mixed with other revenues but not proportionately to sales.

    Before O'Malley, counties and municipalities used to get a little sales tax generated in the jurisdiction back from the State. It was on the order of 1/10th of 1% of the intra jurisdiction total.

    If an elected official uses sales tax revenue to pimp a particular project (yeah, I'm talking about any Calvert Commissioner whose name isn't Nutter. Of course a couple of them are too stupid to know any better) they're outright lying to you.
    Doesn't the county get a portion of the business tax just like they do from our state income tax?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeoplesElbow View Post
    Doesn't the county get a portion of the business tax just like they do from our state income tax?
    Nope. At least not directly as a discrete item. Theoretically it might get something as grants or transfers but it's mixed in with other revenue sources.

    Strangely enough, I just checked on this a week or so ago for another reason.

    If a business owner has a business in one jurisdiction but lives in another the jurisdiction with the business gets zero of the personal income tax of the owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthBeachPerso View Post
    Nope. At least not directly as a discrete item. Theoretically it might get something as grants or transfers but it's mixed in with other revenue sources.

    Strangely enough, I just checked on this a week or so ago for another reason.

    If a business owner has a business in one jurisdiction but lives in another the jurisdiction with the business gets zero of the personal income tax of the owner.
    The county gets property tax on the building, production equipment and to some extent inventory of a business. If a business has several locations, the counties watch like hawks to make sure that they get their pound of flesh and a business doesn't park equipment in a cheaper county. The $300/year for the corporate filing go to SDAT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by officeguy View Post
    The county gets property tax on the building, production equipment and to some extent inventory of a business. If a business has several locations, the counties watch like hawks to make sure that they get their pound of flesh and a business doesn't park equipment in a cheaper county. The $300/year for the corporate filing go to SDAT.
    Yeah, but those property taxes, equipment/fixture taxes (if they're even collected, a lot of jurisdictions don't bother because it's such a hassle and have been encouraged to eliminate them as an economic development incentive) and inventory taxes are pennies compared to sales tax or business income tax.

    Property tax gets paid whether a building is occupied or empty. One thing banks made sure they did with all their foreclosures was pay the property taxes. They might not have had the grass cut but the taxes got paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthBeachPerso View Post
    Yeah, but just remembered all the pissing and moaning.

    This thread, as do many others, made me think of the newish Calvert resident who stated at one of the public hearings for Armory Square in Prince Frederick that we had to have a Home Depot because there was nowhere in the County he could buy a hammer and nails. He was stating that in front of the Planning Commission then chaired by Maurice Lusby, owner of the hardware store known as Lusby Motors, and a few seats away from a couple of Sneades, owners of the Sneade's Hardware stores.
    Classic!
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    It would be nice to have a more direct route to places. Last weekend I went over the Harry Nice Bridge to get to I-95S and thought the trip could have easily been 2 hrs shorter with a more direct route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthBeachPerso View Post
    Nope. At least not directly as a discrete item. Theoretically it might get something as grants or transfers but it's mixed in with other revenue sources.

    Strangely enough, I just checked on this a week or so ago for another reason.

    If a business owner has a business in one jurisdiction but lives in another the jurisdiction with the business gets zero of the personal income tax of the owner.
    Interesting, Maryland is weird. Different state but my hometown and the town next to it have had a bit of a annexing war over commercial developments. These developments would make sense to be in my hometown, they are much closer and the fact they are on the other side of my town and the other town annexed the land for the taxes from the businesses. The business personal property tax can be quite high for a big box store that has a large inventory like Lowes and Walmart, stores like that spend thousands of dollars to companies like Regis to do inventories for a reason.

    Can't comment on Lowes inventory value but for a Walmart they do about $100k in cash alone per day and one that does a bad job at inventory control has between $500k-$750k go missing per quarter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeoplesElbow View Post
    It would be nice to have a more direct route to places. Last weekend I went over the Harry Nice Bridge to get to I-95S and thought the trip could have easily been 2 hrs shorter with a more direct route.
    That's why we wanted to see the Piney Point ferry operation go ahead....so we wouldn't have to drive so far north to be able to head south again.
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