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Frequently Asked Questions about eFiling Maryland Taxes

15 - Do I need a signature when I file electronically?

No. When you file electronically using online software, you use a PIN (Personal Identification Number) instead of a signature. The PIN you used to file your federal return electronically can be the same PIN you use to electronically file your Maryland return.

If you use online software to file your Maryland return electronically, and you do not use the federal PIN, the software will generate Form EL101 (Maryland Income Tax Declaration for Electronic Filing) and advise you to sign the form and keep it with your records for three years, along with other applicable attachments. Some tax credits allowed on a Maryland electronic return require supporting documentation to be submitted with Form EL101. See Tax Credit Certification for Electronic Filings.

If you use a professional tax preparer, your preparer will complete your Form EL101 and have you sign it before your return can be transmitted electronically. For more information, see Necessary Paper Forms for Online Filers.



 
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Electronic Filing FAQs
  q16 - Can I make partial payments if I owe additional tax?
  q11 - Can I file electronically from my personal computer?
  q14 - Can I pay by credit card?
  q7 - Do I have to mail anything to the Comptroller's Office if I file my Maryland return electronically?
  q4 - How secure is tax data sent electronically?
  q2 - If I want to file online, can I use any computer?
  q15 - Do I need a signature when I file electronically?
  q9 - How fast can I get my refund?
  q10 - What if I wait until the tax deadline to file electronically?
  q13 - I filed electronically several days ago and chose to have my refund deposited directly into my bank account, but I still haven't received my refund. What should I do?
  q3 - What are the benefits of electronic filing?
  q8 - The online software I have chosen is asking for a subdivision code. What is a subdivision code and where can I find it?
  q5 - Can I file electronically if I need to pay?
  q12 - Can I go to a professional tax preparer?
  q6 - Am I eligible to use iFile?
  q1 - How can I file my Maryland return electronically?
 
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