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Tax Compliance and Enforcement

Tax Compliance

You forgot to file an income tax return, missed a deadline, or have a tax liability, this section can help you figure out what steps to take next.

Failing to comply with the state tax laws can land your name on the "Caught in the Web" listing, which is updated every six months with the individuals and businesses who owe the state millions of dollars in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest. Since the program's inception in 2000, the agency has collected nearly $26 million in personal income, sales and use, admissions and amusement, withholding and corporate income taxes.

Individual Tax Compliance    Business Tax Compliance

2015 Tax Amnesty

Maryland Tax Amnesty begins September 1 and runs through October 30, 2015. The program was passed by the Maryland General Assembly and waives all civil penalties (except for previously assessed fraud penalties) and half of the interest for delinquent taxpayers who apply and are approved.

The amnesty program applies to personal income tax, fiduciary income tax, pass-through entity nonresident income tax, corporate income tax, employer withholding tax, sales and use tax, and admissions and amusement tax.  Taxpayers who were granted amnesty under either the 2001 or 2009 amnesty program are not eligible for the new program. Taxpayers can pay in full or set up a payment program by October 30, 2015. More...

Enforcement Program

The Comptroller's Enforcement Program, is staffed with Enforcement Agents who are sworn police officers. The agents work individual investigations and also joint cases with inspectors. Enforcement Agents are charged with investigating violations of state revenue laws pertaining to tobacco, trader's and transient vendors license, sales and use tax, alcoholic beverage violations and IFTA and motor fuel violations. More...

     Caught in the Web
   Unclaimed Property
     Individual Payment Agreements
   Voluntary Disclosure
     Solve Tax Problems
   Online Hearing Appeal Requests
     Enforcement Program
   Enforcement Efforts at a Glance
     Motor Fuel Testing Lab
   Contact the Field Enforcement Division

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