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Filing Deadlines

Your income tax return is due April 18, 2016.

If you are a fiscal year taxpayer, complete the fiscal year information at the top of Form 502, and print “FY” in bold letters in the upper left hand corner of the form. Whenever the term “tax year” appears in the instructions, fiscal year taxpayers should understand the term to mean “fiscal year.” Use the current year tax forms for fiscal years which begin during the current calendar year (i.e. use 2015 tax forms for calendar year 2015). Fiscal year returns are due on the 15th day of the 4th month following the close of the fiscal year.

If any due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the return must be filed by the next business day.

The fastest way to file your return and receive your refund is to file electronically and request direct deposit. If you request direct deposit on your electronic return, your refund should be in your bank account within 72 hours of acknowledgement from the Revenue Administration Division. To pay your taxes, you may request electronic funds withdrawal (direct debit) payments on your electronic return.

If you both file and pay electronically, your return is due April 18th. However, you will have until April 30th to make your electronic payment. Note: An online payment where the bank mails the Comptroller of Maryland a paper check is not considered an electronic payment. You may file your return electronically through your personal computer using our free online service. Please do not send a paper copy of the return if you choose to file electronically.



 
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