Free Income Tax Preparation

We will prepare your Maryland tax return and even electronically transmit it for you free of charge at any of our taxpayer services offices.

To take advantage of this service, you must have your completed federal return, all W-2 statements and supporting documents (such as 1099 statements, etc.) and a picture ID with you.

Due to Covid -19, there is a temporary suspension of in-person customer service operations at our facilities; however, Virtual Appointments are available.
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Comptroller's Office no longer accepts cash payments at branch office locations.

Payments should be mailed to:

Comptroller of Maryland
Payment Processing Center
PO Box 8888
Annapolis, Md. 21401-8888

File for Free in Person

You can also obtain free Maryland income tax assistance over the phone by contacting Taxpayer Service at 410-260-7980 from Central Maryland, or 1-800-MD-TAXES (1-800-638-2937) from elsewhere, or virtually at any of the 12 locations. Assistance is available 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.