For moderate Glassman, the comptroller’s race just got a lot harder
Republican Barry Glassman's race for comptroller had depended on him appealing to moderate Democrats and independents. That strategy just got a lot harder.
Md. high court: Privacy trumps disclosure when listing ‘abandoned’ goods
The Maryland Public Information Act prohibits the state comptroller from listing abandoned properties in order of their value, as that information would disclose personal financial information regarding their owners, Maryland’s top court has unanimously ruled.
Bedbugs close comptroller’s office in Baltimore
There are bloodsucking parasites lurking on the fourth floor of the Preston Street office of the Maryland comptroller. And it’s those parasites — bedbugs, specifically — that have caused a great deal of angst among employees and caused the state to close the Baltimore office. “We are acting out of an abundance of caution and […]
Tax amnesty program returns after six-year hiatus
Starting Sept. 1, Marylanders who owe taxes to the state may be eligible to pay that money without penalties and pay only half of any interest associated with those unpaid bills. The state is expected to bring in an estimated $11.4 million in fiscal year 2016 from the tax amnesty program, an estimate likely on […]
Franchot announces tax extension for Baltimore businesses
Businesses in Baltimore City will have an extra two weeks on the state’s sales tax deadline. Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot granted the extension in the wake of civil unrest and a state of emergency that was declared in the city following the death of Freddie Gray. “We recognize that the retailers and restaurants that are […]
Top court upholds Md. income tax against Nordstrom subsidiary
A Nordstrom subsidiary can’t use its own error to avoid a Maryland tax bill of more than $2 million, the state’s highest court has held.
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Md.’s revenue falls short of estimates
Maryland’s revenue intake in Fiscal Year 2013 fell short of expectations by $61.9 million, state Comptroller Peter Franchot told the Board of Revenue Estimates on Tuesday.
Comptroller program aims to aid at-risk nonprofits
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has started a program to notify nonprofit organizations of the IRS’s annual filing requirement so the nonprofits can keep their tax-exempt status.
Franchot wants sales tax holiday expanded
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot would like to see the governor and General Assembly expand what merchandise is covered under Maryland's tax-free week during the annual state-subsidized sale.
Tax Foundation blasts tax holiday
Shoppers might save 6 cents on every dollar if they purchase certain clothing and shoes during this week’s sales tax holiday in Maryland.
Franchot’s health care tax credit push well-received by businesses
About 5,000 small businesses in Howard County will soon receive a letter from state Comptroller Peter Franchot urging them to apply for tax credits created by the Affordable Care Act to help offset the cost of providing health insurance to employees. Several of those business owners said they appreciate the outreach and welcome any information they can get about a law many still find confusing.