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Email Security Warning!

When sending an email to the Comptroller of Maryland, do not include information such as your full social security number (use only the last 4 digits), bank account numbers, routing numbers, or any other sensitive information.

If you wish to send sensitive information, email a description of the issue (without the sensitive data), and let us know you have confidential information to send. We will reply back via an encrypted email account, which will have "#secure#" in the email subject. In reply to the secured email, you may then provide the additional detail, including the sensitive information.

E-mail

You can e-mail your sales and use tax questions to us at sut@marylandtaxes.gov Please include your business name, address and your nine-digit federal employer identification number (FEIN) or eight-digit Maryland central registration number in your e-mail message. This will help us generate a quick response to your inquiry.

Telephone Assistance

Call 410-260-7980 or toll-free 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland. Telephone assistance is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT

Mailing Address

Revenue Administration Division
Taxpayer Service Division
110 Carroll Street
Annapolis, MD 21411-0001

E-mail

You can e-mail your tax questions to us at taxhelp@marylandtaxes.gov.  Please include your name, address and the last four digits of your Social Security number, or for business tax questions the Maryland Central Registration number (CR) or Federal Identification number (FEIN) in your e-mail message. This will help us generate a quick response to your inquiry.  From February 3 - April 15, we experience extremely high email volumes.  You can expect a response within 2-3 business days.

E-mail your request for tax forms to taxforms@marylandtaxes.gov

Telephone Assistance

Assistance with Tax Questions

Call 1-800-MD TAXES or 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland. Telephone assistance is available 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The Comptroller of Maryland offers extended hours February 3 - April 15, 2020 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. for telephone assistance. From February 1 - April 15 we experience extremely high call volume. As an alternative, we encourage you to send inquiries via email.

Refund Status

If you're calling about your Refund Status, you may use our automated line at 410-260-7701 or 1-800-218-8160.  Note that refund status is updated once daily at approximately 10:30 a.m.

Mailing Address

Please include your name, address, the last four digits of your Social Security number, CR or FEIN number and a daytime phone number in any correspondence that you send to us.

Mail your correspondence to:

Comptroller of Maryland
Revenue Administration Center
Taxpayer Service Division
110 Carroll Street
Annapolis, MD 21411-0001

Note: After you send your original correspondence, please do not submit any W-2s, 1099 forms or any other documentation to us unless we specifically request you to do so.

Comptroller of Maryland's Ombudsman's Office

Building upon his commitment to stellar customer service, Comptroller Peter Franchot has created a new agency unit dedicated to providing taxpayers with a high-level contact for tax issues that haven't been resolved adequately. The Ombudsman's Office is led by Dana Frank Buker, the office is dedicated to helping taxpayers navigate government channels and come to a swift resolution of their problems.

Ombudsman

If you have a problem with the Comptroller's Office that you are unable to resolve through routine channels, the Comptroller's ombudsman may be able to help.

The ombudsman can:

  • Respond to your inquiries about unresolved tax matters including mistakes made, undue delays, poor or misleading information or staff behavior;
  • Ensure that the appropriate staff person reviews your complaints;
  • Provide you with a written response about the Department's decision, if needed;
  • Inform you of what action, if any, you should take to resolve the issue, and
  • Assist you in understanding your rights and responsibilities under the Maryland Tax Statute.

The ombudsman cannot:

  • Review complaints relating to tax policy or legislation
  • Review matter that are before the courts
  • Automatically stop legal action being taken by the Comptroller's Office to collect a liability
  • Review complaints that other statutory bodies would deal with

Contact Information

Comptroller's Ombudsman: Dana Frank Buker

Telephone number: 410-260-4020

E-mail: ombudsman@marylandtaxes.gov

Address: 80 Calvert Street, PO Box 466, Annapolis, MD 21404-0466

Helpful links

Contact the Comptroller of Maryland

Peter Franchot, Comptroller

The Comptroller's email account was changed on July 31, 2013.  Please update your contacts.


E-mail Contact: mdcomptroller@marylandtaxes.gov

Mailing Address:
Comptroller of Maryland
80 Calvert Street
P.O. Box 466
Annapolis, MD 21404-0466

Contact Us by Phone

Topic Phone Number Toll-Free Number
Admissions and Amusement Tax 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Annapolis Branch Office 410-260-7060 from Central Maryland 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Baltimore Branch Office 410-767-1994 from Baltimore area 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Bulk Sales (on sale of business) 410-767-1579 from the Baltimore area 1-800-492-1751 from elsewhere in Maryland
Business Licenses 410-260-6240 from Central Maryland 1-866-239-9359 from elsewhere in Maryland
Central Registration Unit (for business taxes) 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Corporation Income Tax 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-MD-TAXES (1-800-638-2937) from elsewhere in Maryland
Cumberland Branch Office 301-722-5741 (local) 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Electronic Funds Transfer Information 410-260-7980
(file and pay business taxes by telephone)
1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Elkton Branch Office 410-996-0465 (local) 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Employer Withholding Tax 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere
Estate Tax 410-260-7850 from Central Maryland 1-800-MD TAXES(1-800-638-2937)  from elsewhere
Estimated Income Tax 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-MD-TAXES (1-800-638-2937) from elsewhere
Frederick Branch Office 301-600-1982 (local) 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Hagerstown Branch Office 301-791-7108 (local) 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Income Tax Refund Information 410-260-7701 from Central Maryland 1-800-218-8160 from elsewhere in Maryland
Income Tax Information 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-MD-TAXES (1-800-638-2937) from elsewhere in Maryland
Landover Branch Office 301-459-0209 (local) 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Motor Fuel Tax 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Sales and Use Tax 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificate Renewals 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Salisbury Branch Office 410-546-8100 (local) 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Tax Clearance Certificate 410-260-7813 from Central Maryland 1-888-784-0144 from elsewhere in Maryland
Tax Fraud/Non-Compliance-Individual Taxes 410-767-1322  
Tax Practitioner Hotline (for Tax Professionals) 410-260-7424  
Tire Recycling Fee 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Towson Branch Office 410-296-3982 (local) 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Unclaimed Property 410-767-1700 from the Baltimore area 1-800-782-7383 from elsewhere
Upper Marlboro Branch Office 301-952-2810 (local) 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Waldorf Branch Office 301-645-7818 (local) 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Wheaton Branch Office 301-942-5400 (local) 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland

Contact Us by Email

Email Security Warning!

When sending an email to the Comptroller of Maryland, do not include information such as your full social security number (use only the last 4 digits), bank account numbers, routing numbers, or any other sensitive information.

If you wish to send sensitive information, email a description of the issue (without the sensitive data), and let us know you have confidential information to send. We will reply back via an encrypted email account, which will have "#secure#" in the email subject. In reply to the secured email, you may then provide the additional detail, including the sensitive information.

Feedback
feedback@marylandtaxes.gov
Let us know how the Comptroller's Office can better meet your needs through the services we offer and how we can make this site more useful to you.
Comptroller Peter Franchot
mdcomptroller@marylandtaxes.gov
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Alcohol Tax
att@marylandtaxes.gov
For manufacturers, transporters, and wholesale distributors of alcoholic beverages into, within and out of Maryland.
Bureau of Revenue Estimates
bre@marylandtaxes.gov
Provides staff support to the Board of Revenue Estimates, which is responsible for estimating state revenues. Maintains detailed data and forecasts on state revenues and the state economy.
cdcprograms@marylandtaxes.gov To report suspected tax fraud/non-compliance concerning individual taxes.
Central Payroll Bureau
cpb@marylandtaxes.gov
Responsible for issuing paychecks to all state employees, except those in the Mass Transit Administration. Handles deductions, payroll taxes, W-2 forms, and other payroll reports for state government.
Compliance Division
compliance@marylandtaxes.gov
The division's primary functions are auditing and collecting various business and personal income taxes. Operating sections include Administration, Auditing, Collections, and Hearings and Appeals.
Electronic Filing Program
efil@marylandtaxes.gov
For online filers, tax preparers, and software developers with questions or comments about Maryland's electronic filing program for personal and corporate income tax returns.
General Accounting Division
gad@marylandtaxes.gov
Maintains the state's accounting records and accounts for all state funds received and disbursed. Countersigns and distributes all State Treasury checks.
General Information
taxhelp@marylandtaxes.gov
A service which provides assistance and general information regarding Maryland tax returns, notices and other agency matters.
Motor Fuel Tax
mft@marylandtaxes.gov
For motor fuel dealers and diesel fuel sellers and users, commercial motor carriers, and International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) members.
Sales and Use Tax
sut@marylandtaxes.gov
For business and individual taxpayers with questions about the state sales and use tax.
Corporate Information Reporting
cdcombinedreporting@marylandtaxes.gov
For business taxpayers with questions about corporate information reporting.
State License Bureau
slb@marylandtaxes.gov
Responsible for enforcing local revenue laws which require business licenses.
Tax Information for Tax Professionals
taxprohelp@marylandtaxes.gov
For tax professionals with questions about income tax law and client accounts.
Tax Forms
taxforms@marylandtaxes.gov
For requesting tax forms and instructions.
Tobacco Tax
att@marylandtaxes.gov
For manufacturers, transporters, and wholesale distributors of tobacco products into, within and out of Maryland.
Unclaimed Property
unclaim@marylandtaxes.gov
Financial assets, such as bank accounts, insurance benefits and wages that remain unclaimed for three years must be reported to the Maryland State Comptroller's Office. The comptroller serves as custodian of these unclaimed funds and maintains a database to help locate the legal owners.
Web Manager
webman@marylandtaxes.gov
Develops and maintains the pages and computer systems for the Maryland State Comptroller's Web site

Due to the new regulations set forth by Governor Hogan on March 19, 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, select Comptroller of Maryland branch offices are open by appointment only. Upper Marlboro, Baltimore, and Frederick branch offices will remain closed until further notice.. Taxpayer Assistance is available via email taxhelp@marylandtaxes.gov or by calling 1-800-MDTAXES. Our agents are standing by to help you.

NOTICE:

  • Visits to branch offices are by appointment only and must be scheduled using the online appointment scheduler.
  • Access will be limited to appointment holder.
  • For your safety and the safety of our employees masks must be worn while in the office.
  • Appointments will not be accepted for payments. Payments should be made by visiting www.marylandtaxes.gov or by mailing your payment to Comptroller of Maryland Payment Processing PO Box 8888 Annapolis, MD 21401-8888.
  • Please arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.

For general information and free Maryland income tax assistance call Taxpayer Services at 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland, or 1-800-MD-TAXES (1-800-638-2937) from elsewhere, or in person at any of the 12 locations listed below. Assistance is available 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Learn more about our free tax preparation services.

You can also e-mail your tax questions to us at taxhelp@marylandtaxes.gov

Please include your name, address and the last four digits of your Social Security number in your e-mail message. This will help us generate a quick response to your inquiry. E-mail your request for tax forms to taxforms@marylandtaxes.gov

Payments requiring immediately available funds must be made by certified check, cashier's check or money order.

Walk-in Tax Service Location Phone Number Counties Served
Annapolis
Get Directions Schedule Appointment
60 West Street
Suite 102
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-260-7060
  • Anne Arundel
  • Queen Anne's
Baltimore Tax
Get Directions Opening Date: TBD
State Office Bldg.
301 W Preston Street
Room 206
Baltimore, MD 21201-2384
410-767-1306
  • Baltimore City
Baltimore - Compliance Division
Get Directions Opening Date: TBD
State Office Bldg.
301 W Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2384
  • Baltimore City
Cumberland
Get Directions Schedule Appointment
Allegany Museum
3 Pershing Street
Suite 101
Cumberland, MD 21502-2302
301-722-5741
  • Allegany
  • Garrett
Elkton
Get Directions Schedule Appointment
Upper Chesapeake Corporate Center
103 Chesapeake Blvd
Suite D
Elkton, MD 21921-6313
410-996-0465
  • Cecil
  • Harford
  • Kent
Frederick
Get Directions Opening Date: TBD
Courthouse/Multiservice Center
100 W. Patrick St.
Room 2603
Frederick, MD 21701-5646
301-600-1982
  • Carroll
  • Frederick
Greenbelt
Get Directions Schedule Appointment
6401 Golden Triangle Drive
Suite 100
Greenbelt, MD 20770
301-486-7540
  • Prince George's
Hagerstown
Get Directions Schedule Appointment
Crystal Building
1850 Dual Hwy.
Suite 201
Hagerstown, MD 21740-6686
301-791-7108
  • Washington
Salisbury
Get Directions Schedule Appointment
Sea Gull Square
1306 South Salisbury Blvd.
Suite 182
Salisbury, MD 21801
410-546-8100
  • Caroline
  • Dorchester
  • Somerset
  • Talbot
  • Wicomico
  • Worcester
Towson
Get Directions Schedule Appointment
Hampton Plaza
300 E. Joppa Road
Plaza Level 1A
Towson, MD 21286
410-296-3982
  • Baltimore County
Upper Marlboro
Get Directions Opening Date: TBD
Prince George's County Courthouse
14735 Main Street
Room 083B
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-9978
301-952-2810
  • Anne Arundel
  • Calvert
  • Prince George's
Waldorf
Get Directions Schedule Appointment
1036 Saint Nicholas Drive
Suite 202
Waldorf, MD 20603
301-645-7818
  • Calvert
  • Charles
  • St. Mary's
Wheaton
Get Directions Schedule Appointment
Westfield Wheaton
South Building
11002 Veirs Mill Rd
Suite 408
Wheaton, MD 20902
301-942-5400
  • Howard
  • Montgomery

Maryland Relay Service

Maryland Relay is a public service provided by the Maryland Department of Budget and Management/Telecommunications Access of Maryland, which enables standard telephone users to communicate with deaf, hard - of - hearing, deaf/blind or speech - disabled people who use a TTY. For more information you can visit their web site, https://doit.maryland.gov/mdrelay/ or call the following numbers.

Access Numbers

  • 7-1-1 (in Maryland)
  • 1-800-735-2258 (Anywhere)
  • 410-260-7157 or 410- 67-1967 (Baltimore Metro TTY)
  • 301-949-6032 (Wheaton TTY)
  • 1-888-VCO-WORD =1-888-826-9673 (for VCO)
  • 1-877-735-5151 (for ASCII)
  • 1-800-785-5630 (MD Speech-to-Speech Relay)
  • 1-900-386-3323 (900 call via MD Relay)
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