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Franchot Announces Tax Filing Deadline Extension

January 20th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced Wednesday the filing and payment deadline for 2021 Maryland state individual income taxes has been extended by three months – to Friday, July 15, 2022 – to assist taxpayers facing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The extension announcement came during a virtual news conference with agency officials to discuss the January 24 start date of the 2022 tax season, which is when federal and state individual income tax returns will be accepted. Federal and state corporate income tax returns are already being processed. Comptroller Franchot’s decision to extend the filing and payment deadlines – essentially a waiver of penalties and interest on outstanding liabilities – from Monday, April 18 to Friday, July 15 reflects the pandemic’s continued impact on Maryland individuals and families…