Montgomery County is considering changing its five-cent tax on bags.
A five-cent tax on plastic bags isn’t changing the behavior of Montgomery County shoppers as much as officials had hoped.
New figures show that officials collected $154,000 from Montgomery County’s 5-cent bag tax during the first month it was implemented.
The New Year marks the first day of a new bag tax for Montgomery County residents. Shoppers will now be charged a five-cent fee for paper and plastic bags at any cashier.
Bring your own or pay up. Some stores right here in Maryland will now charge you more money to take your purchases home in a plastic or paper bag. Now the question is whether the tax is needed statewide.