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State Electronic Filing Guide

Contact Information:

Comptroller of Maryland
E-file Help Desk
Revenue Administration - Electronic Filing Unit
110 Carroll Street
Annapolis, MD - 21411-0001
Website: taxpros.marylandtaxes.com
Email: efil@comp.state.md.us
Phone: 410-260-7753
Fax: 410-974-2274
Tax Refund Inquiries: 410-260-7701 or 800-218-8160
State Guide Details:

Grace Period : 5 business days
E-filing Mandate : Must e-file if preparing more than 100 returns
Form for opting out of mandate : A mark box on Form 502/505 authorizes the paid preparer not to file electronically
Federal and State E-files Can Be Linked : Yes
State Can Be E-filed Separately : Yes
Return Types Accepted Electronically :
Resident : Yes
Part Year Resident : Yes
Non-Resident : Yes
Amended : Yes
Estimate Payments : Yes (there will be a separate e-file created for each estimated payment)
Extension : Yes
Additional Return Types :
Accepts Returns With : Refund, Zero Balance, Balance Due
Direct Deposit of Refunds : Yes (up to 3 accounts)
Payment of Balance Due by :
Electronic Funds Withdrawal (Direct Debit) : Yes
Credit Card : Yes
Online ePayment : Yes
Signature Requirements : ERO retains EL-101 for 3 years
Accepts eSignature : Yes
Supports PDF attachments : Yes
Tax year(s) supported for e-filing : Current tax year and two prior tax years
Drivers License or State ID Required : If your client was issued a driver’s license or state identification card, provide the requested information from it or indicate there is no applicable identification provided. An individual return cannot be filed electronically with the state if you do not provide a response on federal Screen IDAuth.
Average Refund Time :
E-filed Return : 1-3 days
Paper Return : 7-14 days
Application Requirements : Automatically accepts IRS approval
Special Considerations : Each Maryland estimated payment is a separate electronic file. For example, a return plus four estimated payments creates five e-files. See E-File Handbook for additional information.

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