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Exemptions Proposed to Montgomery County's Bag Tax

June 30, 2013

Michelle Basch, WTOP

Nearly a year and a half after Montgomery County's 5-cent bag tax took effect, a public hearing was held Tuesday night to consider possible tweaks.

A bill being considered by the Montgomery County Council would scale back the tax so it only applies to food stores. A food store would be defined as any retail store where food makes up more than 2 percent of gross sales by dollar value.

The bill would make takeout food bags exempt from the tax.

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