Md. comptroller branch offices closing until further notice

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – As concerns surrounding the coronavirus continue to grow, Comptroller Peter Franchot announced that all of the agency’s branch offices throughout the state will close at the end of business today, March 19th, and will remain closed until further notice.

Most of the branch officers remained open earlier this week to assist walk-in taxpayers during the busy tax season, however the decision to close the remaining branches was made to protect the health of employees and members of the public.

Taxpayers are urged to file their Maryland state income tax returns electronically, including the use of direct deposit for refunds. Questions can be emailed to or answered by phone at 1-800-MD-TAXES weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In addition, over the past few days, the following deadline extensions for income, corporate, and business tax payments were made:

  • April 15th – Filing deadline for federal income tax or to file a federal extension. No separate Maryland extension is necessary if you file a federal extension.
  • June 1st – Returns and payments are due for Maryland business-related taxes not collected in March, April, and May including sales and use tax, withholding tax, and admissions & amusement tax, alcohol tax, tobacco tax, and motor fuel tax, as well as tire recycling fee and bay restoration fee returns.
  • July 15th – Deadline for Maryland individual, corporate, pass through entity, and fiduciary income tax payments, as well as March quarterly estimated payments.
  • Ocobter 15th –  Deadline for filing Maryland income tax returns if a federal extension was filed.
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