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Article - Tax - General


    (a)    Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, a tax collector shall assess interest on unpaid tax from the due date to the date on which the tax is paid if a person who is required to estimate and pay financial institution franchise tax, public service company franchise tax, or income tax under § 8-210(b), § 8-405(b), or § 10-902 of this article:

        (1)    fails to pay an installment when due; or

        (2)    estimates a tax that is:

            (i)    less than 90% of the tax required to be shown on the return for the current taxable year; and

            (ii)    less than 110% of the tax paid for the prior taxable year, reduced by the credit allowed under § 10-703 of this article.

    (b)    Interest may not be assessed on the underestimation of individual income tax if:

        (1)    at least 90% of the individual’s taxable income is also taxable by another state; and

        (2)    the underestimation is of the county income tax only.

    (c)    A tax collector may not assess interest on unpaid individual income tax under subsection (a) of this section if the amount of unpaid income tax is less than one-half the amount specified in § 6654(e)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.