Franchot to Address Baltimore City Delegation and Speak at Black History Month and Md. Tourism Day Events

Comptroller to Update Lawmakers on Tax Filing Season, Fraud Protection Efforts

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

WHAT:          Comptroller Franchot will update members of the Baltimore City Delegation Friday morning on his chief 2016 legislative initiative — the Taxpayer Protection Act — and how it will better protect Marylanders from tax fraud and identity theft. He also will provide an overview of the current tax filing season, with a focus on the suspension of processing suspicious returns from 41 tax preparer locations throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.

At the annual Black History Month celebration at noon at the Stanton Center in Annapolis, Comptroller Franchot and Deputy Comptroller Sharonne Bonardi will give the opening remarks for the luncheon. Activities also will include a soul food tasting, Black History Month trivia and a fashion show.

Then, at a reception as part of Maryland Tourism Day, presented by the Maryland Tourism Coalition, the Comptroller will speak on another one of his initiatives — starting public schools after Labor Day — and the important role the tourism industry plays in the state’s economy.

WHEN            Friday, February 26, 2016

WHERE:        9 a.m.                                                              Noon

                        Baltimore City Delegation Room                    Black History Month,

Lowe House Office Building, Room 145        Stanton Center

6 Bladen St.                                                     92 W. Washington St.

Annapolis, MD 21401                                     Annapolis, MD 21401

12:30 p.m.

Maryland Tourism Day

Miller Senate Office Building, President’s Conference Room, Annapolis, MD 21401

CONTACT:   Barbara Sauers 410-260-7438 (office), 410-212-9414 (cell)