2022 Tax season begins on Monday, extension available for returns
MARYLAND — Today is the official start date of the 2022 tax season, meaning federal and state income tax returns will now be accepted.
Last week, Comptroller Peter Franchot announced a 3-month extension for Marylanders to file their tax returns. The tax deadline has been extended to July 15th for state individual income taxes and April 18th for federal individual income tax.
This marks the third consecutive year that Comptroller Franchot has extended filing deadlines to assist taxpayers facing financial difficulties due to the pandemic. He says “Our state’s economy may be faring well, but many Marylanders continue to struggle to make ends meet…Giving taxpayers three extra months to file and pay affords them the opportunity to ensure their taxes are done properly and to better plan if they owe. As always, agency staff stand ready to assist taxpayers and set up a payment plan for those who request one.”
Officials say the 2020 and 2021 extensions benefitted roughly 600,000 taxpayers each year. Marylanders do not need to request this extension, it will be automatically granted to all residents. Taxpayers that are expecting a refund should file their return as early as possible and not wait until July 15th to submit. Taxpayers are encouraged to file electronically and use direct deposit for the fastest possible processing.
A list of approved vendors for use in filing your electronic tax return can be found on the Comptrollers website.