Franchot Reminds Taxpayers State Income Tax Filing Deadline is July 15
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (July 1, 2021) - Comptroller Peter Franchot today reminds taxpayers the July 15 state income tax filing deadline is rapidly approaching. In March, using his statutory authority, the Comptroller extended the filing deadline by three months due to the ongoing economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and state and federal legislation that required extensive changes to 2020 tax forms.
No interest or penalties will be assessed if returns are filed and taxes owed are paid by July 15.
The extended deadline applies to individual, fiduciary and corporate income tax returns, including first and second quarter estimated payments.
“This has been an unprecedented year with numerous changes impacting the current year’s tax code during tax filing season,” Comptroller Franchot said. “Maryland extended our tax filing season longer than any other state in the nation because we recognize these changes, coupled with the ongoing impact of the pandemic, would impact taxpayers’ ability to file on time and to pay what is owed.”
Taxpayers who filed a federal extension automatically get a state extension lasting until October 15. Like with federal taxes, if you expect to owe the state money, that must be paid by July 15 to avoid being assessed interest and penalties. PTE filers who need additional relief may send requests to [email protected].
Comptroller Franchot’s office has processed more than 2.9 million state returns this tax season with more than $2.1 billion in refunds issued to more than 2.1 million taxpayers, with refunds averaging $1,000.
For more information or if you have questions about your state return, email [email protected] or call 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland or 1-800-MD-TAXES (1-800-638-2937) from elsewhere. Assistance is available Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.