Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published March 27, 2012

Comptroller Franchot To Host Online Q&A Session

Taxpayers Get Answers to Tax Questions, State of Economy in Chat Session April 2

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 27, 2012) – With just three weeks left until the April 17 tax deadline, many Marylanders still haven’t filed their 2011 tax return. Some of that delay may be simple procrastination, but many others have questions about their taxes and won’t file until they get the answers. To help taxpayers get those answers, Comptroller Peter Franchot is hosting his fourth live, online chat on Monday, April 2 from noon – 1 p.m.

The Comptroller will be joined by his team of tax experts to take questions from all over the state about tax laws, allowable exemptions, earned income credit and the state of Maryland’s economy.

"My agency strives to help taxpayers as much as possible when it comes to filing and figuring out taxes every year. Hosting these online chats is just one way I can help Marylanders navigate the often complex issues that come up when filing their taxes,” said Comptroller Franchot. “Other services we offer are free e-filing for all Maryland taxpayers, a Website to assist with questions and contacts and 12 branch offices to assist with questions or problems.”

To submit questions for the Comptroller ahead of time, please visit this link . Use this link or the icon on the Comptroller’s Website to join the Comptroller’s chat.

As always free, state tax assistance is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional hours of assistance will be offered on Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., and on Tuesday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all agency locations. For branch location information, please visit here.

Comptroller Franchot also reminds Marylanders that the tax filing deadline has been extended this year to Monday, April 17 because the traditional day of April 15 falls on a Sunday this year and the celebration of Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia is on Monday, April 16.