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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published September 18, 2013

News Release: Comptroller Franchot Reminds Taxpayers, “Less than One Month Until Filing Extension Deadline”



Comptroller Franchot Reminds Taxpayers,

 

“Less than One Month Until Filing Extension Deadline”

 

- Taxpayers Have Until October 15 to File 2012 Returns -

 

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (September 18, 2013) – Comptroller Franchot today reminded taxpayers of the October 15deadline for those who filed for an extension  on their 2012 Maryland personal income tax return.

“My office continues to offer free assistance to taxpayers in preparing state income tax returns. I encourage Marylanders to take advantage of this service at one of the agency’s 12 branch offices located across the state. Simply bring a completed federal return, all W-2 statements and supporting documents and my staff will complete a state return and file it electronically,” said Comptroller Franchot.

Taxpayers who filed for an extension on a federal return and didn’t owe state taxes are automatically granted a six month extension for a state return. No request for an extension will be granted for more than six months, unless a taxpayers is currently out of the United States, in which case an extension of up to one year by be requested.

            For the most updated information on filing tax returns, extensions, forms or answers to other questions visit the Comptroller’s Website at www.marylandtaxes.com or call the Comptroller’s Taxpayer Service Section at 410-260-7980, in Central Maryland, or 1-800-638-2937, toll-free from elsewhere, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

           

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Frum, (410) 260-7210 (office), (443) 949-1583 (cell)