ANNAPOLIS, MD (AP) – A Maryland bill would allow deductions of up to $1,000 from state income tax for donations of diapers or feminine products to a qualified charitable organization starting in tax year 2021. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, there is a heightened demand for diapers and feminine hygiene products, which are typically the first items to be out of stock at distribution centers. House Bill 711, a bill cross-filed with Senate Bill 622, incentivizes Marylanders to donate these essential items. Anyone will be able to claim up the deduction. The donation would be registered with the state Comptroller’s office.