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This section contains contact information about all of the Comptroller of Maryland's locations. We offer our services over the telephone, online and in person. Choose one of the links below for a phone list, e-mail directory or a listing of branch locations with driving directions.

Email Security Warning!

When sending an email to the Comptroller of Maryland, do not include information such as your full social security number (use only the last 4 digits), bank account numbers, routing numbers, or any other sensitive information.

If you wish to send sensitive information, email a description of the issue (without the sensitive data), and let us know you have confidential information to send. We will reply back via an encrypted email account, which will have "#secure#" in the email subject. In reply to the secured email, you may then provide the additional detail, including the sensitive information.

If you need additional assistance or have questions about your return you may contact Taxpayer Service at 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland or at 1-800-MD TAXES from elsewhere. Assistance is available Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. As an alternative, you can send an email to taxhelp@marylandtaxes.gov and receive an answer in 2-3 business days.   

You may obtain the status of your refund either online or by phone by calling our automated Refund Request Line at 410-260-7701 or 1-800-218-8160.  Refund status is updated once daily at approximately 10:30 a.m. For more information about refunds, visit our Refund Information section.

General Information 410-260-7388
Fax: 410-974-5564

Motorfuel Testing Lab 410-799-7777
Fax: 410-799-7946

When sending an email to the Comptroller of Maryland, do not include information such as your full social security number (use only the last 4 digits), bank account numbers, routing numbers, or any other sensitive information.

If you wish to send sensitive information, email a description of the issue (without the sensitive data), and let us know you have confidential information to send. We will reply back via an encrypted email account, which will have "#secure#" in the email subject. In reply to the secured email, you may then provide the additional detail, including the sensitive information.

Administration
Jeffrey A. Kelly Director 410-260-7104 jakelly@marylandtaxes.gov
Jennifer Brezler Office Administrator 410-260-7391 jbrezler@marylandtaxes.gov
Karyle Fogan Assistant to the Director 410-260-7649 kfogan@marylandtaxes.gov
Ronald Gallant Deputy Director 410-260-7716 rgallant@marylandtaxes.gov
Regulatory
Chuck Ulm Assistant Director 410-260-7278 culm@marylandtaxes.gov
Jocelyn Aldworth Assistant 410-260-7322 jaldworth@marylandtaxes.gov
Cole Dowden Tax Consultant 410-260-7494 cdowden@marylandtaxes.gov
Ketan Vithlani - Manager Motor Fuel Testing Laboratory 410-799-7999 kvithlani@marylandtaxes.gov
Tony Hatcher - Agent in Charge Administrative Services Section 410-260-6154 ahatcher@marylandtaxes.gov
Paulette Burroughs Property Control Manager 410-260-6005 pbolden@marylandtaxes.gov
Andrew Waters Investigator/Auditor 410-260-6245 awaters@marylandtaxes.gov
Joe Hatcher - Division Admin. Admin. & Spec. Projects Unit 410-260-7133 jhatcher@marylandtaxes.gov
Mark Baton - Inspector Admin. & Spec. Projects Unit 443-336-5063 mbaton@marylandtaxes.gov
Nate Essey Regulatory and Licensing Section Manager 410-260-7498 nessey@marylandtaxes.gov
Patricia Anthony Licensing and Registration Unit Manager 410-260-7532 panthony@marylandtaxes.gov
Lou Berman Investigator/Auditor 410-260-7392 lberman@marylandtaxes.gov
Dave Golinski Assistant Investigator 410-260-7839 dgolinski@marylandtaxes.gov
Enforcement
Bill George Agent in Charge 410-260-6013 wgeorge@marylandtaxes.gov
Bill Collier Supervisor 410-260-7490 wcollier@marylandtaxes.gov
Van Howeth Supervisor 410-260-7469 choweth@marylandtaxes.gov
Mike Madison Supervisor 410-260-7389 rmadison@marylandtaxes.gov
Inspections
Patrick Dunkes Inspector in Charge 410-260-6247 pdunkes@marylandtaxes.gov
Kevin Burley Supervising Inspector 410-260-7388 kburley@marylandtaxes.gov
Alan Southworth Supervising Inspector 410-260-7388 asouthworth@marylandtaxes.gov
State License Bureau
Lisa Henneman Chief License Inspector 410-260-6241 lhenneman@marylandtaxes.gov
Crystal Bryant License Inspector 410-260-6243 cbryant@marylandtaxes.gov
Myra Griese License Inspector 410-260-6246 mgriese@marylandtaxes.gov
Aivy Tsin License Inspector 410-260-6242 atsin@marylandtaxes.gov

When sending an email to the Comptroller of Maryland, do not include information such as your full social security number (use only the last 4 digits), bank account numbers, routing numbers, or any other sensitive information.

If you wish to send sensitive information, email a description of the issue (without the sensitive data), and let us know you have confidential information to send. We will reply back via an encrypted email account, which will have "#secure#" in the email subject. In reply to the secured email, you may then provide the additional detail, including the sensitive information.

You can e-mail your tax questions to us at taxhelp@marylandtaxes.gov.  Please include your name, address and the last four digits of your Social Security number, or for business tax questions the Maryland Central Registration number (CR) or Federal Identification number (FEIN) in your e-mail message. This will help us generate a quick response to your inquiry.  From February 1 - April 15, we experience extremely high email volumes.  You can expect a response within 2-3 business days.

E-mail your request for tax forms to taxforms@marylandtaxes.gov

Assistance with Tax Questions

Call 1-800-MD TAXES or 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland. Telephone assistance is available 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The Comptroller of Maryland offers extended hours February 1 - April 15, 2020 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. for telephone assistance. From February 1 - April 15 we experience extremely high call volume. As an alternative, we encourage you to send inquiries via email.

If you're calling about your Refund Status, you may use our automated line at 410-260-7701 or 1-800-218-8160.  Note that refund status is updated once daily at approximately 10:30 a.m.

Please include your name, address, the last four digits of your Social Security number, CR or FEIN number and a daytime phone number in any correspondence that you send to us.

Mail your correspondence to:

Comptroller of Maryland
Revenue Administration Center
Taxpayer Service Division
110 Carroll Street
Annapolis, MD 21411-0001

Note: After you send your original correspondence, please do not submit any W-2s, 1099 forms or any other documentation to us unless we specifically request you to do so.

For all e-mail inquiries, please include your name, address, the last four digits of your Social Security Number, case number or notice number and your phone number in your e-mail message. This will help us generate a quick response to your inquiry.

General Information
Phone: 410-767-1555 or 1-888-674-0020
Fax: 410-767-1310
TTY: 410-767-1967
E-mail: compliance@marylandtaxes.gov
Assistance Programs
Voluntary Disclosure Agreements
Manager: Melinda Dunmire
Phone: 410-767-1555 or 1-888-674-0200
Fax: 410-767-1310
E-mail: cdvda@marylandtaxes.gov
Offer in Compromise
Manager: Melinda Dunmire
Phone: 410-767-1555 or 1-888-674-0200
Fax: 410-767-1310
E-mail: cdoic@marylandtaxes.gov
Collections
MVA Hold
Phone: 855-213-6669
Fax: 410-260-7710
E-mail: mvahold@marylandtaxes.gov
Individual Income Tax
Manager: Sherray Miller
Phone: 410-974-2432 or 1-888-674-0016
Fax: 410-974-3053
E-mail: cdcollectionind@marylandtaxes.gov
Business Taxes
Manager: Paula Evans
Phone: 410-767-1655 or 1-888-614-6337
Fax: 410-333-7499
E-mail: cdcollectionbizz@marylandtaxes.gov
Compliance Programs
Manager: Edna Anderson
E-mail: cdcprograms@marylandtaxes.gov
Federal/State Matching Programs
Phone: 410-767-1966 or 1-800-648-9638
Fax: 410-767-1924
Business Non-filers
Phone: 410-767-1582 or 1-800-648-9638
Fax: 410-767-1924
Bulk Sales Tax
Phone: 410-767-1941 or 1-800-648-9638
Fax: 410-333-5158
Temporary Licenses
Phone: 410-767-1543 / 410-767-1540 or 1-800-648-9638
Fax: 410-333-5158E-mail: templicense@marylandtaxes.gov
Field Audit
Manager: Benjamin Miller, Jr.
Phone: 410-767-1501 or 1-800-492-1752
Fax: 410-333-7744
E-mail: cdfieldaudit@marylandtaxes.gov
Hearing and Appeals
Manager: Charles Zephir
Phone: 410-767-1572 or 1-888-615-0268
Fax: 410-333-7745
E-mail: cdhearings@marylandtaxes.gov
Unclaimed Property
Manager: Jason Sobel
Phone: 410-767-1700 or 1-800-782-7383
Fax: 410-333-7150
E-mail: unclaim@marylandtaxes.gov
Accounting & Fiscal Administration
Manager: Enoch Devors
Phone: 410-767-1346 or 1-800-674-0020
Fax: 410-767-1310
E-mail: cdaccounting@marylandtaxes.gov

For assistance with the Maryland estate tax, please call the Maryland Comptroller's Office at 410-260-7850 from Central Maryland or 1-800 MD TAXES from elsewhere, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:40 p.m. EDT. For Maryland fiduciary tax, please call 410-260-7980 or 1-800 MD TAXES.

You can also e-mail your estate tax and fiduciary tax questions to us at taxhelp@marylandtaxes.gov

Hearing Impaired

Hearing impaired individuals may call the Maryland Relay Service at 711.

Topic Phone Number Toll-Free Number
Admissions and Amusement Tax 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Annapolis Branch Office 410-260-7060 from Central Maryland 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Baltimore Branch Office 410-767-1994 from Baltimore area 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Bulk Sales (on sale of business) 410-767-1579 from the Baltimore area 1-800-492-1751 from elsewhere in Maryland
Business Licenses 410-260-6240 from Central Maryland 1-866-239-9359 from elsewhere in Maryland
Central Registration Unit (for business taxes) 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Corporation Income Tax 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-MD-TAXES (1-800-638-2937) from elsewhere in Maryland
Cumberland Branch Office 301-722-5741 (local) 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Electronic Funds Transfer Information 410-260-7980
(file and pay business taxes by telephone)
1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Elkton Branch Office 410-996-0465 (local) 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Employer Withholding Tax 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere
Estate Tax 410-260-7850 from Central Maryland 1-800-MD TAXES(1-800-638-2937)  from elsewhere
Estimated Income Tax 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-MD-TAXES (1-800-638-2937) from elsewhere
Frederick Branch Office 301-600-1982 (local) 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Hagerstown Branch Office 301-791-7108 (local) 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Income Tax Refund Information 410-260-7701 from Central Maryland 1-800-218-8160 from elsewhere in Maryland
Income Tax Information 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-MD-TAXES (1-800-638-2937) from elsewhere in Maryland
Landover Branch Office 301-459-0209 (local) 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Motor Fuel Tax 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Sales and Use Tax 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificate Renewals 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Salisbury Branch Office 410-546-8100 (local) 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Tax Clearance Certificate 410-260-7813 from Central Maryland 1-888-784-0144 from elsewhere in Maryland
Tax Fraud/Non-Compliance-Individual Taxes 410-767-1322  
Tax Practitioner Hotline (for Tax Professionals) 410-260-7424  
Tire Recycling Fee 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Towson Branch Office 410-296-3982 (local) 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Unclaimed Property 410-767-1700 from the Baltimore area 1-800-782-7383 from elsewhere
Upper Marlboro Branch Office 301-952-2810 (local) 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Waldorf Branch Office 301-645-7818 (local) 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland
Wheaton Branch Office 301-942-5400 (local) 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland

Due to the new regulations set forth by Governor Hogan on March 19, 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, select Comptroller of Maryland branch offices are open by appointment only. Upper Marlboro, Baltimore, and Frederick branch offices will remain closed until further notice.. Taxpayer Assistance is available via email taxhelp@marylandtaxes.gov or by calling 1-800-MDTAXES. Our agents are standing by to help you.

NOTICE:

  • Visits to branch offices are by appointment only and must be scheduled using the online appointment scheduler.
  • Access will be limited to appointment holder.
  • For your safety and the safety of our employees masks must be worn while in the office.
  • Appointments will not be accepted for payments. Payments should be made by visiting www.marylandtaxes.gov or by mailing your payment to Comptroller of Maryland Payment Processing PO Box 8888 Annapolis, MD 21401-8888.
  • Please arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.

For general information and free Maryland income tax assistance call Taxpayer Services at 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland, or 1-800-MD-TAXES (1-800-638-2937) from elsewhere, or in person at any of the 12 locations listed below. Assistance is available 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Learn more about our free tax preparation services.

You can also e-mail your tax questions to us at taxhelp@marylandtaxes.gov

Please include your name, address and the last four digits of your Social Security number in your e-mail message. This will help us generate a quick response to your inquiry. E-mail your request for tax forms to taxforms@marylandtaxes.gov

Payments requiring immediately available funds must be made by certified check, cashier's check or money order.

Walk-in Tax Service Location Phone Number Counties Served
Annapolis
Get Directions Schedule Appointment
60 West Street
Suite 102
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-260-7060
  • Anne Arundel
  • Queen Anne's
Baltimore Tax
Get Directions Opening Date: TBD
State Office Bldg.
301 W Preston Street
Room 206
Baltimore, MD 21201-2384
410-767-1306
  • Baltimore City
Baltimore - Compliance Division
Get Directions Opening Date: TBD
State Office Bldg.
301 W Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2384
  • Baltimore City
Cumberland
Get Directions Schedule Appointment
Allegany Museum
3 Pershing Street
Suite 101
Cumberland, MD 21502-2302
301-722-5741
  • Allegany
  • Garrett
Elkton
Get Directions Schedule Appointment
Upper Chesapeake Corporate Center
103 Chesapeake Blvd
Suite D
Elkton, MD 21921-6313
410-996-0465
  • Cecil
  • Harford
  • Kent
Frederick
Get Directions Opening Date: TBD
Courthouse/Multiservice Center
100 W. Patrick St.
Room 2603
Frederick, MD 21701-5646
301-600-1982
  • Carroll
  • Frederick
Greenbelt
Get Directions Schedule Appointment
6401 Golden Triangle Drive
Suite 100
Greenbelt, MD 20770
301-486-7540
  • Prince George's
Hagerstown
Get Directions Schedule Appointment
Crystal Building
1850 Dual Hwy.
Suite 201
Hagerstown, MD 21740-6686
301-791-7108
  • Washington
Salisbury
Get Directions Schedule Appointment
Sea Gull Square
1306 South Salisbury Blvd.
Suite 182
Salisbury, MD 21801
410-546-8100
  • Caroline
  • Dorchester
  • Somerset
  • Talbot
  • Wicomico
  • Worcester
Towson
Get Directions Schedule Appointment
Hampton Plaza
300 E. Joppa Road
Plaza Level 1A
Towson, MD 21286
410-296-3982
  • Baltimore County
Upper Marlboro
Get Directions Opening Date: TBD
Prince George's County Courthouse
14735 Main Street
Room 083B
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-9978
301-952-2810
  • Anne Arundel
  • Calvert
  • Prince George's
Waldorf
Get Directions Schedule Appointment
1036 Saint Nicholas Drive
Suite 202
Waldorf, MD 20603
301-645-7818
  • Calvert
  • Charles
  • St. Mary's
Wheaton
Get Directions Schedule Appointment
Westfield Wheaton
South Building
11002 Veirs Mill Rd
Suite 408
Wheaton, MD 20902
301-942-5400
  • Howard
  • Montgomery
General Information taxhelp@marylandtaxes.gov A service which provides assistance and general information regarding Maryland tax returns, notices and other agency matters.
Motor Fuel Tax mft@marylandtaxes.gov For motor fuel dealers and diesel fuel sellers and users, commercial motor carriers, and International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) members.
Sales and Use Tax sut@marylandtaxes.gov For business and individual taxpayers with questions about the state sales and use tax.
Corporate Information Reporting cdcombinedreporting@marylandtaxes.gov For business taxpayers with questions about corporate information reporting.
State License Bureau slb@marylandtaxes.gov Responsible for enforcing local revenue laws which require business licenses.
Tax Information for Tax Professionals taxprohelp@marylandtaxes.gov For tax professionals with questions about income tax law and client accounts.
Tax Forms taxforms@marylandtaxes.gov For requesting tax forms and instructions.
Tobacco Tax att@marylandtaxes.gov For manufacturers, transporters, and wholesale distributors of tobacco products into, within and out of Maryland.
Unclaimed Property unclaim@marylandtaxes.gov Financial assets, such as bank accounts, insurance benefits and wages that remain unclaimed for three years must be reported to the Maryland State Comptroller's Office. The comptroller serves as custodian of these unclaimed funds and maintains a database to help locate the legal owners.
Web Manager webman@marylandtaxes.gov Develops and maintains the pages and computer systems for the Maryland State Comptroller's Web site

If you are unsure of the appropriate e-mail address to use, please e-mail the Web Manager account.

Maryland Relay is a public service provided by the Maryland Department of Budget and Management/Telecommunications Access of Maryland, which enables standard telephone users to communicate with deaf, hard - of - hearing, deaf/blind or speech - disabled people who use a TTY. For more information you can visit their web site, https://doit.maryland.gov/mdrelay/ or call the following numbers.

Access Numbers
7-1-1 (in Maryland)
1-800-735-2258 (Anywhere)
410-260-7157 or 410- 67-1967 (Baltimore Metro TTY)
301-949-6032 (Wheaton TTY)
1-888-VCO-WORD =1-888-826-9673 (for VCO)
1-877-735-5151 (for ASCII)
1-800-785-5630 (MD Speech-to-Speech Relay)
1-900-386-3323 (900 call via MD Relay)

Building upon his commitment to stellar customer service, Comptroller Peter Franchot has created a new agency unit dedicated to providing taxpayers with a high-level contact for tax issues that haven't been resolved adequately. The Ombudsman's Office is led by Dana Frank Buker, the office is dedicated to helping taxpayers navigate government channels and come to a swift resolution of their problems.

Ombudsman

If you have a problem with the Comptroller's Office that you are unable to resolve through routine channels, the Comptroller's ombudsman may be able to help.

The ombudsman can:

  • Respond to your inquiries about unresolved tax matters including mistakes made, undue delays, poor or misleading information or staff behavior;
  • Ensure that the appropriate staff person reviews your complaints;
  • Provide you with a written response about the Department's decision, if needed;
  • Inform you of what action, if any, you should take to resolve the issue, and
  • Assist you in understanding your rights and responsibilities under the Maryland Tax Statute.

The ombudsman cannot:

  • Review complaints relating to tax policy or legislation
  • Review matter that are before the courts
  • Automatically stop legal action being taken by the Comptroller's Office to collect a liability
  • Review complaints that other statutory bodies would deal with
Contact Information

Comptroller's Ombudsman: Dana Frank Buker

Telephone number: 410-260-4020

E-mail: ombudsman@marylandtaxes.gov

Address: 80 Calvert Street, PO Box 466, Annapolis, MD 21404-0466