Contact Us

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.

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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.

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
Vacant Deputy Director
Chuck Ulm Assistant Director 410-260-7272 culm@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
Van Howeth
- Agent in Charge
Adminstrative Services Section 410-260-7469 choweth@marylandtaxes.gov
Mark Baton Property Control Manager 410-260-6005 mbaton@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
Vacant - Inspector Admin. & Spec. Projects Unit
Nate Essey - Section Manager Regulatory and Licensing 410-260-7498 nessey@marylandtaxes.gov
Vacant - Unit Manager Regulatory and Licensing
Lou Berman Investigator/Auditor 410-260-7392 lberman@marylandtaxes.gov
David Golinski Assistant Investigator 410-260-7839 dgolinski@marylandtaxes.gov
Bill George Agent in Charge 410-260-6013 wgeorge@marylandtaxes.gov
Bill Collier Supervisor 410-260-7490 wcollier@marylandtaxes.gov
Pierre Pyle Supervisor 410-260-7716 ppyle@marylandtaxes.gov
Mike Madison Supervisor 410-260-7389 rmadison@marylandtaxes.gov
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
Lisa Henneman Chief License Inspector 410-260-6241 lhenneman@marylandtaxes.gov
Aivy Tsin Deputy Chief License Inspector 410-260-6242 atsin@marylandtaxes.gov
Von Montano License Inspector 410-260-6244 vmontano@marylandtaxes.gov
Sandy Davis License Inspector 410-260-6246 sdavis@marylandtaxes.gov
Evelyn Sauter License Inspector 410-260-6243 esauter@marylandtaxes.gov

E-mail

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 3 - 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

Telephone Assistance

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 3 - 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.

Refund Status

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.

Mailing Address

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: 410-333-7749
TTY: 410-767-1967
E-mail: compliance@marylandtaxes.gov
Collection Help Individual: 888-674-0016
Collection Help Business: 410-649-0633
Vendor Offset Section: 410-767-1642
Legal (Liquor License Renewal / Transfer, Bank Attachment, Wage Garnishment, Charter Revocation, & Administrative Hearings): 410-767-1655
Bankruptcy: 410-767-1655
Assessments: 410-767-1655
Voluntary Disclosure Agreements
Manager: Melinda Dunmire, Esq., LL.M.,
Phone: 410-767-1555 or 1-888-674-0200
Fax: 410-767-1310
E-mail: cdvda@marylandtaxes.gov
Offer in Compromise
Manager: Melinda Dunmire, Esq., LL.M.,
Phone: 410-767-1555 or 1-888-674-0200
Fax: 410-767-1310
E-mail: cdoic@marylandtaxes.gov
MVA Hold
Phone: 855-213-6669
Fax: 410-260-7710
Fax: 410-767-1310
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
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: 410-333-7749
Temporary Licenses
Phone: 410-767-1543 / 410-767-1531 or 1-800-648-9638
Fax: 410-333-7749
Manager: Benjamin Miller, Jr.
Phone: 410-767-1501 or 1-800-492-1752
Fax: 410-333-7744
E-mail: cdfieldaudit@marylandtaxes.gov
Manager: Charles Zephir
Phone: 410-767-1572 or 1-888-615-0268
Fax: 410-333-7745
E-mail: cdhearings@marylandtaxes.gov
Manager: Jason Sobel
Phone: 410-767-1700 or 1-800-782-7383
Fax: 410-333-7150
E-mail: unclaim@marylandtaxes.gov
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.

Contact Us by Phone

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 December 17, 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, along with continuing efforts to keep state employees and the customers they serve safe, there is a temporary suspension of in-person customer service operations at our facilities. Comptroller of Maryland branch offices are available for virtual appointments only. Taxpayer Assistance is available via email taxhelp@marylandtaxes.gov or by calling 1-800-MDTAXES. Our agents are standing by to help you.

NOTICE:

  • Virtual appointments must be scheduled using the online appointment scheduler.
  • The Taxpayer must have internet access and able to connect with “Microsoft Teams”.
  • Virtual appointments can be accessed using the camera on your computer or cell phone.
  • Once an appointment is selected, the individual will receive an e-mail with instructions and the “invite link” to their virtual meeting. Each link can only be used one (1) time.
  • Please join, 5 minutes before your scheduled virtual 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). Assistance is available 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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

Walk-in Tax Service Location Phone Number Counties Served
Annapolis
Schedule Virtual Appointment
60 West Street
Suite 102
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-260-7060
  • Anne Arundel
  • Queen Anne's
Baltimore Tax
Schedule Virtual Appointment
State Office Bldg.
301 W Preston Street
Room 206
Baltimore, MD 21201-2384
410-767-1306
  • Baltimore City
Baltimore - Compliance Division
Currently Closed to the Public
State Office Bldg.
301 W Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2384
  • Baltimore City
Cumberland
Schedule Virtual Appointment
Allegany Museum
3 Pershing Street
Suite 101
Cumberland, MD 21502-2302
301-722-5741
  • Allegany
  • Garrett
Elkton
Schedule Virtual Appointment
Upper Chesapeake Corporate Center
103 Chesapeake Blvd
Suite D
Elkton, MD 21921-6313
410-996-0465
  • Cecil
  • Harford
  • Kent
Frederick
Schedule Virtual Appointment
Courthouse/Multiservice Center
100 W. Patrick St.
Room 2603
Frederick, MD 21701-5646
301-600-1982
  • Carroll
  • Frederick
Greenbelt
Schedule Virtual Appointment
6401 Golden Triangle Drive
Suite 100
Greenbelt, MD 20770
301-486-7540
  • Prince George's
Hagerstown
Schedule Virtual Appointment
Crystal Building
1850 Dual Hwy.
Suite 201
Hagerstown, MD 21740-6686
301-791-7108
  • Washington
Salisbury
Schedule Virtual Appointment
Sea Gull Square
1306 South Salisbury Blvd.
Suite 182
Salisbury, MD 21801
410-546-8100
  • Caroline
  • Dorchester
  • Somerset
  • Talbot
  • Wicomico
  • Worcester
Towson
Schedule Virtual Appointment
Hampton Plaza
300 E. Joppa Road
Plaza Level 1A
Towson, MD 21286
410-296-3982
  • Baltimore County
Upper Marlboro
Schedule Virtual Appointment
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
Schedule Virtual Appointment
1036 Saint Nicholas Drive
Suite 202
Waldorf, MD 20603
301-645-7818
  • Calvert
  • Charles
  • St. Mary's
Wheaton
Schedule Virtual Appointment
Westfield Wheaton
South Building
11002 Veirs Mill Rd
Suite 408
Wheaton, MD 20902
301-942-5400
  • Howard
  • Montgomery

Contact Us by Email

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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.

General Information
taxhelp@marylandtaxes.gov
A service which provides assistance and general information regarding Maryland tax returns, notices and other agency matters.
Comptroller Peter Franchot
mdcomptroller@marylandtaxes.gov
Have a question or comment for State Comptroller Peter Franchot?
Alcohol Tax
att@marylandtaxes.gov
For manufacturers, transporters, and wholesale distributors of alcoholic beverages into, within and out of Maryland.
Bureau of Revenue Estimates
bre@marylandtaxes.gov
Provides staff support to the Board of Revenue Estimates, which is responsible for estimating state revenues. Maintains detailed data and forecasts on state revenues and the state economy.
cdcprograms@marylandtaxes.gov To report suspected tax fraud/non-compliance concerning individual taxes.
Central Payroll Bureau
cpb@marylandtaxes.gov
Responsible for issuing paychecks to all state employees, except those in the Mass Transit Administration. Handles deductions, payroll taxes, W-2 forms, and other payroll reports for state government.
Compliance Division
compliance@marylandtaxes.gov
The division's primary functions are auditing and collecting various business and personal income taxes. Operating sections include Administration, Auditing, Collections, and Hearings and Appeals.
Electronic Filing Program
efil@marylandtaxes.gov
For online filers, tax preparers, and software developers with questions or comments about Maryland's electronic filing program for personal and corporate income tax returns.
Feedback
feedback@marylandtaxes.gov
Let us know how the Comptroller's Office can better meet your needs through the services we offer and how we can make this site more useful to you.
General Accounting Division
gad@marylandtaxes.gov
Maintains the state's accounting records and accounts for all state funds received and disbursed. Countersigns and distributes all State Treasury checks.
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 General Information 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