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Request a Payment Arrangement




Payment Arrangements
Payment to Release MVA Hold

You should pay as much as possible with your tax return, and continue making payments while waiting for your return to be processed. To insure proper credit to your account, be sure to note on your payment your Social Security number and the tax period for which the payment is intended.

When your return is processed, a Personal Income Tax Balance Due Notice will be sent to you, with a convenient check-off for payment options. If you are unable to pay the notice in full at that time, you should contact the Collection Section at 410-974-2432 or 1-888-674-0016 to request a payment arrangement. If you prefer, you may request a payment arrangement online.

We have specially trained representatives on staff to assist you in making payment arrangements if you have received notice that the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) has a hold on the renewal of your Maryland driverís license or the renewal or transfer of your Maryland vehicle registration due to outstanding tax liabilities. 

To make payment arrangements in order to release an MVA hold please call us toll free at (855) 213-6669 or email us at Please include your name, address, the last four digits of your Social Security Number, case number or notice number and your phone number in your e-mail message. This will help us generate a quick response to your inquiry.


Set Up a Recurring Payment Plan

Already on a Payment Plan? Want Automated Payments? You don't have to write another check to pay your individual tax payment agreement, if you don't want to. With the State of Maryland recurring direct debit program you don't have to worry about mailing off a check for your individual tax payment plan.

No Longer accepting cash payments at branch offices

The Comptrollerís Office currently only accepts cash at our Baltimore Branch Office. Beginning July 1, 2016 cash payments will no longer be accepted at any of our branch office locations.

Payments requiring immediately available funds must be made by certified check, cashier's check or money order.

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