11 - What are fiduciaries and must they file fiduciary tax returns?
A fiduciary is a person who holds the legal title to real or personal property for the use and benefit of another, and includes a personal representative of a decedent's estate or a trustee of a testamentary or inter vivos trust ("living trust").
The Maryland income tax is imposed on the Maryland taxable income of a fiduciary of an estate or trust. A fiduciary figures the Maryland income tax in much the same manner as an individual.
Both a resident and a nonresident fiduciary who have Maryland taxable income and who are required to file a federal income tax return should use the Fiduciary Income Tax Return Form 504 to report and make payment of any income tax due of the estate or trust.
For more information, see Fiduciary Information on the Tax Information page.