Due to Blizzard Closures, Comptroller Franchot Announces Extension of Tax Deadlines

Two-Week Extensions Granted to Assist Local Businesses

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (January 29, 2016) – To assist Maryland businesses that have been inconvenienced or have experienced disruptions following the recent snowstorm, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that he has extended the due date to February 12 for the following returns that were due on January 31: Quarterly Withholding for the fourth quarter of 2015 as well as IFTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement) and Motor Fuels tax.

“This was a snowstorm of historic proportions that has presented challenges for state and local government as well as families and local businesses,” Comptroller Franchot said. “This extension is a recognition of the way the storm has impacted thousands of Marylanders and hopefully takes a little bit of pressure off small businesses as they resume their normal operations following the blizzard.”

Businesses can call 410-260-7980 (from Central Maryland) or 1-800-638-2937 for more information or email the Comptroller’s Office at taxhelp@comp.state.md.us.

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