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I Received A Tax Notice

Your business received a tax notice from the Comptroller of Maryland.  Notices are sent from our offices to business taxpayers for a variety of reasons.  It could be a missing return, an error on a return.  It could be that your IRS return doesn't match your Maryland return.  It could be because you didn't remit the appropriate returns and/or payment for admissions and amusement, sales and use, boxing and wrestling, motor fuel, alcohol or tobacco taxes.

If you have not paid your taxes due in full, or have not filed a Maryland return that we believe you should have, you will receive an income tax notice from the Comptroller of Maryland. If you do not respond to the first notice, an assessment notice will be issued. Once you receive an assessment notice you will be billed for the amount of the assessment in addition to a substantial penalty and interest charge on the tax owed.

Whatever the reason, don't get Caught in the Web!  We're problem solvers and want to help solve yours!  We've provided a general information guide using the links below so that you can learn more about the notice you received, the methods we used to determine that a noticed had to be sent, and instructions on what to do next.  Look at the notice you received and follow the links below using the printed information on the notice to find what you're looking for.

If you have questions about the notice you received, or if you can't find your notice defined here, call the phone number on the notice promptly. By calling the number on your notice, you can find out how to resolve the dispute or file an appeal and request a hearing. Failure to respond to the notice may cause us to assess additional penalty and interest charges and result in further collections efforts.

If you believe you owe state taxes but have not received a notice, call our taxpayer service office at 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland or 1-800-MDTAXES from elsewhere.

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