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Websites to help businesses catch up on Maryland filings, sans paper

The Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation's Maryland Business Express website. (Screenshot)

The Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation’s Maryland Business Express website. (Screenshot)

Updates to websites of the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation will help business owners catch up on missed filings and bring their businesses into good standing.

The Maryland Business Express website will now allow eligible businesses to file up to 10 years of overdue annual reports and personal property tax returns. A list of the kinds of businesses that are ineligible to participate can be found at the website.

Eligible usiness owners can use the website to bring their businesses into good standing with the state or even regain the ability to conduct business legally. Previously, these businesses had to submit overdue filings by mail or in person. Businesses can pay for multiple filings with one online payment.

Failure to file required reports could result in a business losing its good standing status, and it may eventually be forfeited, which means it isn’t authorized to conduct commerce in Maryland and has no right to use its name.

To help businesses in danger of forfeiture in October, SDAT has also added a potential domestic forfeiture search feature, which displays the reasons the state didn’t consider that business to be in good standing as of Aug. 14. It is searchable by name or by department ID number.

On the net:

Maryland Business Express:

SDAT potential domestic forfeiture search:



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