Tax Year 2013 Announcements
Improved Organization for Software
Vendors and Developers
In order to improve your experience on our Web site, we have consolidated the information you need into a more prominent section within Tax Professionals. You will find everything you need to know in the menu on the left of the Tax Professionals section and then by following the links at the bottom of the page within this section.
Maryland Announces New Software Designations and e-File Amended Returns
There will be a significant change in the software approval process for Maryland MeF for Tax Year 2013. Beginning January 1, 2014, the Comptroller of Maryland will designate eFile Software Vendors’ Maryland products as either Basic or Comprehensive. This will apply to both business and individual income tax software packages. See Tax Alert 8-13.
The Basic designation will be used for simple returns. Software packages designated as Comprehensive will support all electronic forms, including Amended Returns (new for 2013 tax returns) and the transmission of binary attachments (PDFs).
The designations for business and individual will help taxpayers and tax professionals determine which software will best fit their needs.
Approved eFile software vendors are now listed separately for individuals and businesses.
Final Forms & Specifications
The final forms for tax year 2013 have been posted online.