5. Can I use the Maryland short form, Form 503?
You may be able to use short Form 503 to file your state income taxes if:
- Your federal adjusted gross income is less than $100,000.
- You are not claiming more than two dependents.
- You are a full time resident of Maryland (part-year residents, nonresidents, fiscal year taxpayers and returns covering less than a 12-month period, cannot use Form 503).
- You do not itemize deductions.
- You have no additions or subtractions from income.
- You did not make estimated income tax payments for the current year.
- You did not have a tax refund applied to your estimated tax account for the current year.
- You have not requested an extension by filing Form 502E.
- You do not claim a tax credit using either Form 500CR or 502CR.
- You do not want all or part of your refund credited to next year's estimated tax account.
You may also file Form 503 for free online by using our iFile service.
For more information about forms, see Choosing the Right Income Tax Form