Comptroller Extends Tax and Motor Fuel Due Dates for Licensees and Emergency Responders

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (August 8, 2017) – In the wake of a likely tornado tearing up parts of southern Salisbury in Wicomico County Monday afternoon, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced extended due dates for a variety of tax and motor fuel payments for companies and emergency responders affected by the storm.

“It was inspiring to see business leaders, first responders, volunteers and concerned citizens come together Monday as the storm struck to protect, assist and check on one another,” Comptroller Peter Franchot said. “Our primary focus now is to make sure businesses and individuals affected by this storm can focus on cleaning up and rebuilding their community. My office stands ready to assist and to ease any burdens we can.”

The Comptroller’s Office has extended the due dates for Monthly Business Filers for July Activity as follows:

Tax Type:                                           Due Date:       Extended to:

Sales & Use                                        August 20       September 20

Admission & Amusement                     August 10       September 10

Withholding                                        August 15       September 15

Alcohol                                               August 10       September 10

Beer                                                   August 15       September 15

Maryland Motor Fuel Tax license holders in Wicomico County have a one-month extension to file their July 2017 motor fuel tax returns; they are now due by September 30, 2017. A waiver of interest and penalties will be granted to licensees who file and pay by the new due date. Certain IFTA requirements are also temporarily waived for shippers and carriers of essential emergency relief supplies, or to those that are providing restoration of utilities to the affected area.

Wicomico County businesses with questions about Motor Fuels extensions can call Nathan Essey at 410-260-7498 or email nessey@comp.state.md.us. For other tax-related questions, individuals may call 410-260-7980 (from Central Maryland) or 1-800-MD-TAXES, or email taxhelp@comp.state.md.us. Businesses may call the Tax Practitioner Hotline at 410-260-7424.

MEDIA CONTACT: Barbara Sauers, 410-260-7438 (office); 410-212-9410 (cell