Federal Workers And Contractors Affected By Shutdown Get A Break From The State

Md. Comptroller’s Office they will get suspended or reduced payments on obligations to the state.

 

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – Maryland’s tax collector is announcing help for federal workers affected by the partial federal government shutdown.

Comptroller Peter Franchot said Tuesday that federal contractors, furloughed employees and people working without pay who are now on payment plans with the state may be granted reduced or even suspended payments during the shutdown.

The aid will help federal workers with personal income liabilities and other outstanding tax obligations.

The comptroller’s office says each request will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

For more information, send an e-mail to ombudsman@comp.state.md.us, or govshutdown@comp.state.md.us. Citizens can also call 410-260-4040.

The partial government shutdown entered its 25th day on Tuesday, with no resolution in sight.

 

By The Associated Press