As included in today’s “Morning Notes,” a group of Maryland State Senators is pushing a bill that would exempt defense contractor Lockheed Martin from paying about $450,000 a year in hotel taxes and force Montgomery County to refund $1.4 million in taxes collected since 2010 on Lockheed’s Center for Leadership Excellence.
The Bethesda-based company argues the Center, which includes conference rooms, a restaurant and lodging, should not be subject to the county’s commercial hotel tax because it is used for employees only.
Now, led by State Senator Nancy King (D-Dist. 39), a group of senators is advancing a measure that would exempt facilities such as Lockheed’s Center from such payments and force Montgomery County to refund past taxes.
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