March 23, 2011

Free Tax Help at Local Branch Offices, Saturday

Annapolis, MD (March 23, 2011) – Comptroller Peter Franchot announced today that four of his local branch offices will be open this Saturday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide FREE income tax return assistance and preparation. Agency employees will also be on-site to assist taxpayers with outstanding liabilities and tax debt issues.

“Although the April 18 deadline is quickly approaching, taxpayers should not panic. The Comptroller's Office can help make tax filing quick, easy and painless,” said Comptroller Franchot.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will also open three of its Maryland offices this Saturday to provide federal tax return assistance. In an effort to accommodate taxpayers who plan to visit an IRS office on March 26, the Comptroller’s Office will open branches found near the IRS locations. The local Comptroller’s offices scheduled to be open this Saturday include Annapolis, Landover, Salisbury and Wheaton. Complete addresses of branch offices and phone numbers can be found at

Free, state tax assistance is available at all of the agency’s 12 taxpayer service offices, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional hours of assistance will be offered on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., and on Monday, April 18, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all agency locations.

Taxpayers can also download state tax forms, find helpful information and check the status of their refund by visiting the Comptroller's Website, or by calling 1-800-MD-TAXES for free state tax help. The call center is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. through April 18, as well as on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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