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Maryland extends tax return, payment deadline amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Posted at 8:55 AM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 08:37:25-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot on Tuesday announced that all taxpayers in the state will have until July 15, to pay their taxes.

“Right now, Maryland taxpayers and businesses must stay focused on their health and keeping their lights on, both in their homes and businesses,” Comptroller Franchot said. “Extending the due date for Maryland state individual and business income tax payments helps us keep cash flowing in our economy and into employees’ bank accounts.”

The announcement comes one day after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced an extension to file federal tax returns.

Franchot says Maryland will also comply with that and allow taxpayers up until July 15 to file.

Here's a list of new filing and payment deadlines.

April 15 – Filing deadline for federal income tax or to file a federal extension. No separate Maryland extension is necessary if you file a federal extension.

June 1 – Returns and payments are due for Maryland business-related taxes not collected in March, April and May including sales and use tax, withholding tax, and admissions & amusement tax, alcohol tax, tobacco tax, and motor fuel tax, as well as tire recycling fee and bay restoration fee returns.

July 15 – Deadline for Maryland individual, corporate, pass through entity, and fiduciary income tax payments, as well as March quarterly estimated payments.

October 15 - Deadline for filing Maryland income tax returns if a federal extension was filed.