You opened up your mailbox today only to find an official looking envelope from the Comptroller of Maryland. Maybe you filed your return this year, or maybe you didn't. Maybe you didn't think you had to file one, but we think that you should have. Maybe you just made an honest mistake, or maybe you haven't filed in years. Or we've been working with you for awhile to resolve an issue and sent you a notice of a particular determination or action we're taking.
In any event, we want you to understand the notice you received, and take action as quickly as possible. We're problem solvers, and we want to help you resolve yours! Don't get Caught in the Web!
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.
Use the links below if you'd like learn more about the notice you received, how we determined that there was a problem, and what you need to do about it.
In all cases, if you have questions about the notice you received, or 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 Dispute It! 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.