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Comptroller Franchot Reopens Branch Offices

March 15th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that 10 agency branch offices will reopen tomorrow, Monday, March 16, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Two branch offices — Upper Marlboro and Frederick — are located within county courthouses and are subject to local courthouse policies. The Upper Marlboro office will remain closed and there will be limited public access to the Frederick office. For a complete list of branch offices, visit

Taxpayers who would typically use the Upper Marlboro branch should visit the offices in Greenbelt or Waldorf. Taxpayers who use the Frederick branch can visit the Hagerstown or Wheaton offices. 

"Critical taxpayer services provided by our branch offices will be met by our staff, who will be exercising an abundance of public health caution," said Comptroller Franchot. "Our staff is committed to doing everything possible to ensure continuity of critical functions, including processing tax returns, distributing tax refunds, processing state payroll and making vendor payments."

More than ever, taxpayers are urged to file their Maryland state income tax returns electronically, including the use of direct deposit for refunds. Taxpayers can email their questions to or call 1-800-MD-TAXES for help weekdays from 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. (extended hours during tax season remain in effect.) 

Last week, Comptroller Franchot announced certain business tax payments currently due in March, April and May will now be due June 1. The extension applies to businesses filing sales and use tax, withholding tax, and admissions & amusement tax, as well as alcohol, tobacco and motor fuel excise taxes, tire recycling fee and bay restoration fee returns.

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