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Comptroller Franchot offering financial relief to some federal workers

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Posted at 1:56 PM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 14:17:24-05

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot announced Tuesday a plan to provide financial relief to federal contractors, furloughed employees and those working without pay,

The relief is available to those impacted by the ongoing government shutdown and who have outstanding tax obligations with the state. Affected workers can have their payment plans reduced or suspended.

“The longer this government shutdown lasts, the more financial hardship it is causing federal workers, some of whom may never get repaid,” said Comptroller Franchot in a press release. “My agency recognizes that Marylanders affected by this prolonged impass face a greater burden to make ends meet and to fulfill their tax obligations. As always, we stand ready to help Marylanders facing these challenging times.”

Anyone seeking help, should contact the Comptroller of Maryland’s Ombudsman’s Office via email at ombudsman@comp.state.md.us or via telephone at 410-260-4020.

Workers can also email govshutdownrelief@comp.state.md.us for specific shutdown-related inquiries.