May Sales Collections Up 5.42%

Newly released sales tax collections figures for the month of May show a jump of 5.42% for the month of May. The food and beverage category led the way with over $5.7 million in increased sales tax collections. Restaurants accounted for most of this… Read More

New Tools for Developing Grocery Stores in Under-served Areas

Three years ago, MRA partnered with The Food Trust and Advocates for Children and Youth to develop policy recommendations and resources to areas of Maryland that have limited access to healthy food choices. A series of recommendations were developed and as part of this… Read More

Tax Free Week August 10 – 16

Maryland will again have Tax Free Week for footwear and apparel on Sunday, August 10, through Saturday, August 16. During this week, the sales tax on individual items of clothing and shoes that are priced under $100.00 is suspended. This week has been a… Read More

ENERGY STAR Tax Free Weekend

Tax Free Weekend for qualified ENERY STAR appliances will begin on Saturday, February 15, end on Monday, February 17. During this weekend, the 6% sales tax will not be charged on qualified ENERGY STAR air conditioners, clothes washers, furnaces, heat pumps, boilers, solar water… Read More

News Links

Read the latest interviews and articles involving MRA by clicking on "News Links" above.

MRA Annual Awards Dinner

September 14, 7 – 9 p.m. at the BWI Marriot.

MRA Annual Board of Directors Meeting

September 14, 1 p.m., BWI Marriott

Hall of Fame

Maryland Food Industry Hall of Fame Breakfast: November 6, 2014 at Martins West.  Invitations will go out this summer.