Approved Vendors for eFile Software and Substitute Paper Tax Forms

Each year, the Comptroller of Maryland tests and approves software and tax forms designed by software developers and vendors for filing Maryland individual and/or business tax returns through the Federal/State eFile Program or on computer-printed substitute paper forms. To avoid delays in processing, it's important that you use an officially approved state tax form and software vendor.

The links below list the approved eFile software vendors for individual and business taxpayers as well as a list of approved vendors and forms for substitute paper tax forms. The list of approved eFile and Substitute Paper vendors for 2019 will be available in January 2020.

To avoid delays in processing, it's important that you use an officially approved state tax form.

The chart lists software vendors, the Maryland ID and the forms for which they are approved for the current tax year. Please be aware that vendors may charge a fee for use of their product.

Officially approved forms include a special barcode or a number in the lower left corner of the form, showing the two-digit year the form was approved and a two-digit vendor identification number.

Where indicated are those vendors who use 2D barcode technology on their forms for faster and more accurate processing. The other approved vendors do not currently use 2D barcode technology.

REMINDER

Individuals who, for a fee, prepare federal and state tax returns for Marylanders are required to be registered by the Board. An individual must obtain this registration before soliciting or preparing tax returns.

To register visit: http://dllr.maryland.gov/license/taxprep/taxpreplic.shtml

The following are exempt from the registration requirements:

  • Actively licensed certified public accountants;
  • IRS enrolled agents;
  • Attorneys in good standing; and
  • Employees of state, local and federal government employees who perform tax return services in accordance with their official duties.

Approved Vendors for 2020 Substitute Paper Tax Forms - Individual & Fiduciary

Approved Vendors for 2020 Substitute Paper Tax Forms - Business & Withholding

Approved eFile Software Vendors-Individuals

The following vendors are offering approved 2019 forms for individual taxpayers for Maryland's electronic filing (eFile) program. We have provided it in .PDF format this year for easier printing and saving.  The forms are arranged in alphabetical order with no preference of one company or product over another.

Approved Individual eFile Vendors for Tax Year 2019

Approved eFile Software Vendors-Business

The following vendors are offering approved 2019 forms for business taxpayers for Maryland's electronic filing (eFile) program. The information is presented in .PDF format for easier printing and saving. The forms are arranged in alphabetical order with no preference of one company or product over another.

Approved Business eFile Vendors for Tax Year 2019