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Frequently Asked Questions About the Sales and Use Tax

19 - How do I change the name of my business for my tax records?

To change the name of your business, you must first report the change to the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation. (SDAT) link to by submitting a completed Trade Name Amendment or Cancellation Form with SDAT.

Next, send us a letter or e-mail confirming the new business name and attach a copy of your completed Trade Name Amendment, Cancellation Form or Amended Articles of Incorporation.

Please include the following in your correspondence:

  • Former business name.
  • New business name.
  • Business address and telephone number.
  • Nine-digit federal employer identification number (FEIN) or eight-digit Maryland central registration number.

You can contact us by e-mail at taxhelp@comp.state.md.us or write to:

Comptroller of Maryland
Revenue Administration Center
Taxpayer Identification
Annapolis, Maryland 21411

To report other business-related changes with SDAT, see SDAT's Forms and Applications



 
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Sales and Use Tax FAQs
  1 - What is included in the taxable price?
  2 - How is the tax applied to sales of cigarettes?
  3 - Are there any limitations on the interest deduction?
  4 - Are store coupons included in the taxable price?
  5 - Are warranty charges taxable?
  6 - Are shipping and handling charges subject to the sales tax?
  7 - Are all labor charges exempt?
  8 - What is the difference between repair and fabrication labor?
  9 - I am an out-of-state vendor who makes sales in Maryland. Do I need to register to collect the sales and use tax?
  10 - My nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization does not have a location in Maryland, but we will be attending a conference in your state. Do we qualify for a sales tax exemption on our purchases of food, beverages, and accommodations during our stay?
  11 - Does the sales and use tax apply to rentals of tangible personal property?
  12 - How can I obtain a resale certificate?
  13 - I am a government contractor. Am I entitled to an exemption on my purchases of materials and supplies?
  14 - How can I obtain a tax ID number to give to vendors when I make a purchase for resale?
  15 - Has the Maryland General Assembly provided for tax free shopping periods?
  17 - I am a manufacturer of the products I sell. How do I claim exemption on items purchased for use in production activities?
  16 - How can I determine if a church or other nonprofit organization qualifies for exemption on its purchases?
  18 - Can I make "tax-included" sales?
  19 - How do I change the name of my business for my tax records?
 
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