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Frequently Asked Questions about eFiling Maryland Taxes

4 - How secure is tax data sent electronically?

If you use a tax professional: Tax return data submitted by professional tax preparers is transmitted through either the IRS or through the state's private secure network in accordance with rules and procedures implemented to insure tax information confidentiality.

If you file online: Check with your online provider if you have questions about the security of the sites. Most Internet sites are equipped to prevent unauthorized people from seeing the data sent to or from those sites. Once your tax information has been transmitted to a Web site, the data is sent to the Comptroller's Office through the state's electronic filing network. This network does not use the Internet; it is a private network designed to meet the highest security standards.

Links for Electronic Filing FAQs
Individual Tax Types
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Individual Online Services
Electronic Filing FAQs
  q1 - How can I file my Maryland return electronically?
  q2 - If I want to file online, can I use any computer?
  q3 - What are the benefits of electronic filing?
  q4 - How secure is tax data sent electronically?
  q5 - Can I file electronically if I need to pay?
  q6 - Am I eligible to use iFile?
  q7 - Do I have to mail anything to the Comptroller's Office if I file my Maryland return electronically?
  q8 - The online software I have chosen is asking for a subdivision code. What is a subdivision code and where can I find it?
  q9 - How fast can I get my refund?
  q10 - What if I wait until the tax deadline to file electronically?
  q11 - Can I file electronically from my personal computer?
  q12 - Can I go to a professional tax preparer?
  q14 - Can I pay by credit card?
  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?
  q15 - Do I need a signature when I file electronically?
  q16 - Can I make partial payments if I owe additional tax?
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