He also encourages Marylanders to file electronically
Annapolis, MD (KB) Since the tax filing season started on February 12th, State Comptroller Peter Franchot announced his office has processed one million tax returns.
“This is very, very important for us because it just shows that early on we’re processing not just a million returns, we sent out more than $700 million dollars in refunds to more than 750,000 taxpayers,” he explained.
Franchot said what the Comptroller’s Office accomplished in 20 days this year took 25 business days last year.
“It’s even more impressive because we’ve had to do it simultaneous with all of the relief requirements and changes in the federal and state tax law,” he stated.
Franchot said residents who need assistance with their taxes can contact the Comptroller’s Office. He said to call 1-800-638-2937 to speak to an employee about more information on tax-related matters.
He also said meetings can be set up by appointment.
“We’ll help you prepare your state tax return for free, guaranteed it will be accurate because we’re doing the preparation. You just have to bring your federal income form to the satellite office and we’ll help you,” Franchot noted.
Franchot also encouraged Marylanders to file their taxes electronically. Those who file electronically typically receive their state refunds in less than three business days.
Franchot reminded taxpayers that filing and payment deadline for state returns is now July 15th and federal returns are due April 15th.