Maryland plans to begin processing on the same day the IRS begins accepting returns. No returns will be processed before the start-up dates, even if sent prior to that date.
The IRS will begin accepting all Business tax returns on January 8, 2019.
Maryland started accepting all Business tax returns (paper and E-filed) on January 8, 2019.
The IRS has announced plans to begin accepting all Individual tax returns on January 28, 2019.
Maryland starts accepting all Individual tax returns (paper and E-Filed) on January 28, 2019.
Approved e-File Software Vendors
We maintain lists of approved e-File software vendors.
What's New for the 2019 Tax Filing Season for Tax Professionals
To help make filing your 2018 taxes easier check out What's New for the 2019 Tax Filing Season.
The Maryland Power of Attorney Forms are now available.
Business Withholding Responsibilities
Employers are responsible for ensuring that tax returns are filed and deposits and payments are made, even if the employer contracts with a third party to perform these acts. The employer remains responsible if the third party fails to perform any required action. If the third party fails to make the tax payments, the Comptroller may assess penalties and interest on the employer’s account. The employer is liable for all taxes, penalties and interest due. The employer may also be held personally liable for certain unpaid taxes. To verify that the appropriate returns have been filed and payments have been made, you may contact the Comptroller’s Office at 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland or 1-800-MD TAXES from elsewhere.