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You can e-mail your admissions and amusement tax questions to us at Please include your business name, address and your nine-digit federal employer identification number (FEIN) or eight-digit Maryland central registration number (CR) in your e-mail message. This will help us generate a quick response to your inquiry.

Telephone Assistance  

Call Taxpayer Service at 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland or toll-free 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland. Telephone assistance is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

For information about the refund process, contact the refund supervisor at 410-767-1538 in the Baltimore area or toll free 1-800-492-1752 elsewhere.

First time filers needing a rate chart:  Taxpayer Service Section at 410-260-7980 in the Baltimore area, and toll-free 1-800-638-2937 or if you need additional information see Admissions and Amusement Tax.

One-time Events: Special Events Section at 410-767-1531 or 410-767-1540, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

If you are planning events such as class reunions, carnivals, dances and shows at places other than regular facilities, like catering halls or convention centers, you must contact us at 410-767-1540.

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