MARYLAND - Lawmakers are looking to expand a pilot program in Anne Arundel County, which withholds the tax refunds of people with outstanding warrants.
House Bill 610 and Senate Bill 653 would make the Maryland Income Tax Refund-Warrant Intercept Program a statewide initiative, allowing the Comptroller's office to withhold refunds to all Maryland residents who have outstanding warrants.
Anne Arundel's Warrant Intercept Program became permanent in 2013. Through November 1, 2013, a total of $343,481 from 450 refunds was withheld due to outstanding warrants. More than 325 warrants have been satisfied through the program so far.