Jul 22, 2022

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.

Court of Appeals
Jul 21, 2016

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.

Oct 14, 2015

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 […]

Aug 24, 2015

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 […]

May 5, 2015

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 […]

Aug 18, 2014

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.

Jan 28, 2014

Buy William Donald Schaefer’s House, do it now.

The three-story Federal style brick townhouse on Lancaster Street is on the market and can be yours for $249,999.

Sep 17, 2013

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.

Sep 13, 2013

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.

Aug 22, 2013

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.

Aug 11, 2013

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.

Jul 22, 2013

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.

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