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Some Maryland business-related tax filings extended to April 15

Comptroller Franchot blocks 20 more tax preparers from filing returns
Posted at 12:12 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 12:12:12-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland is extending filing and payment deadlines for certain business taxes and quarterly estimated income returns.

Normally due in January, February and March the deadline is now being pushed back until April 15.

State Comptroller Peter Franchot says there is no need to file an extension request, and that no interest or penalties will be assessed.

Businesses and self-employed individuals or independent contractors are also included in the directive.

The extension applies to business taxes such as sales and use, admissions and amusement, alcohol, tobacco, and motor fuel tax, as well as tire recycling fee and bay restoration fee returns and payments.

The action is similar to an extension granted last year to businesses during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Employers must still complete their 2020 withholding tax returns and payments due by January 31, 2021, ensuring that W-2s will be delivered on time for taxpayers to file when the tax season begins.

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