Annapolis, MD (March 23, 2010) – Comptroller Peter Franchot announced today that four local branch offices will be open this Saturday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide FREE income tax return assistance and preparation. Comptroller employees will also be on-site to assist taxpayers with outstanding liabilities and tax debt issues.
“Although the deadline is less than a month away, taxpayers shouldn't panic. The Comptroller's Office can help make tax filing quick, easy and painless,” said Comptroller Franchot.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will also open four of its eight offices in Maryland this Saturday to provide federal tax return assistance. In an effort to accommodate taxpayers who plan to visit an IRS office on March 27, the Comptroller’s office has decided to open offices located near the IRS locations. The Comptroller’s branch offices that will be open include: Baltimore, Hagerstown, New Carrollton and Wheaton. Exact locations of branch offices and phone numbers can be found at http://individuals.marylandtaxes.com/taxhelp/localoffices.asp <http://individuals.marylandtaxes.com/taxhelp/localoffices.asp> .
Free, state tax assistance is available at all of the agency’s 12 taxpayer service offices, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional hours of assistance will be offered on Saturday, April 3,and Saturday, April 10 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and on Thursday, April 15, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all agency locations.
Taxpayers can also download state tax forms, find helpful information and check the status of their refund by visiting the Comptroller's Web site, www.marylandtaxes.com <http://www.marylandtaxes.com/> or by calling 1-800-MD-TAXES for free state tax help Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. through April 16.