Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published February 17, 2010

Franchot Informs New Homeowners to iFile Their State Tax Return

ANNAPOLIS, MD (February 17, 2010) – As Maryland taxpayers prepare their tax returns, Comptroller Peter Franchot today informed recent new homebuyers that although the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is requiring those claiming the $8,000 tax credit to file a paper return, the Maryland Comptroller’s Office will still accept electronically-filed returns via the agency’s free online filing service, iFile.  

"I understand that filing your tax returns can be confusing and sometimes frustrating especially when differentiating between state and federal tax laws and regulations," said Comptroller Franchot. "Therefore, I want to inform Maryland taxpayers who recently purchased a new home and are claiming the federal tax credit that they can still file their state tax return electronically through iFile by visiting and receive their refund within 72 hours."

For more information about preparing a state tax return, visit the agency’s Web site at <> , or call the Comptroller's Taxpayer Service Section at 410-260-7980, in Central Maryland, or 1-800-492-1751, toll-free from elsewhere, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. through April 15.