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Mealey's Franchise - U.S. Supreme Court Won't Weigh In On Maryland Taxation Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 4 denied a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by Staples Inc. and Staples The Office Superstore Inc. seeking clarification of Maryland's taxation rule and a decision on whether a state may treat franchise fees, royalty fees and similar payments from in-state businesses to out-of-state businesses as income earned in that state by the out-of-state business (Staples, Inc., et al. v. Maryland Comptroller of the Treasury, No. 19-119, U.S. Sup.).
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