Comptroller Peter Franchot

February 8, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Dispute Brewing: Comptroller, Senator Spar Over Campaign Conflicts

Comptroller Peter Franchot on Friday asked House Speaker Michael Busch to replace his campaign treasurer because his job as a beer distributor creates a conflict of interest in the ongoing dispute over beer regulations. Franchot says Busch, who leads the 141-member House of Delegates in Annapolis, should replace Neal Katcef. Franchot claims Katcef is the […]

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January 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

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Comptroller Peter Franchot Talks Shutdown and Alcohol Regulation Laws

MCM caught up with Peter Franchot on Wednesday while he was honoring Shapiro and Duncan’s in Rockville. Here’s what he had to say about the government shutdown’s impact on Maryland’s economy. Also, here’s what he had to say about modifying alcohol regulation laws in Maryland.

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January 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Comptroller Franchot Honors Two Montgomery County Businesses

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot honored two Montgomery County businesses on Thursday with certificates of recognition: Bethesda Bagels and Shapiro and Duncans. Thank you @MDComptroller for honoring us this morning! It is always great to be recognized! #stillhandmade #eatmorebagels #shoplocal pic.twitter.com/Lh1uqg9jWK — Bethesda Bagels (@bethesdabagels) January 10, 2019 Franchot recognized Bethesda Bagels for “providing fresh-baked bagels […]

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November 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Ashman, Franchot Talk Politics in Gaithersburg

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot visited Gaithersburg on Monday to get in some last-minute politicking in Crown in Gaithersburg, meeting up with Mayor Jud Ashman. We met with the two to talk about what they expect to happen on Election Day on Tuesday.

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August 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Tax-Free Week Starts Sunday

Maryland college students can also win $2,500 scholarship During Tax-Free Week, any single qualifying article of clothing or footwear priced $100 or less — regardless of how many items are purchased at the same time — will be exempt from the state’s 6 percent sales tax. The first $40 of any backpack or bookbag purchase […]

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June 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Franchot Endorses Blair for County Executive

Comptroller Peter Franchot endorsed David Blair of Potomac on Monday, choosing the former health care executive as his pick to succeed Ike Leggett as Montgomery County executive. Proud to endorse @DavidTBlair for Montgomery County Executive. David has the vision and the experience of a leader that our county deserves, and I respectfully urge you to […]

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March 8, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Franchot Has Two Words for Lawmakers on Revenue Windfall: ‘Bank It’

Comptroller Peter Franchot discussed beer, Amazon and what the effect on Maryland will be from federal tax reform that Congress passed in December when he stopped by Montgomery Community Media’s studios Thursday. Appearing at the Small Business Network and interviewed by host Kelly Taylor Leonard, Franchot said his office put 2.5 million Maryland 2014 tax returns […]

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March 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Maryland Coffers to Receive Less This Year, But Guess What Happens Next Year

Maryland is likely to receive $39.4 million less this year than it expected and revenue for $433.6 million more for fiscal 2019, according to a statement by Comptroller Peter Franchot. The 2019 revision is largely the result of federal tax reform that is expected to produce a large uptick in state revenues. However, the projected […]

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March 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Returns from Gaithersburg Tax Preparer Blocked

A Gaithersburg tax preparer has been flagged as one of 20 that have a high volume of questionable tax returns,Comptroller Peter Franchot said Friday. Chris & Nas Tax Services on Montgomery Village Avenue was sent a written notice of the action after they were identified by the fraud unit that operates in the Comptroller’s Office, […]

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January 26, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

What Does Federal Tax Reform Mean for Marylanders?

So what exactly does the GOP’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 mean for Marylanders? “It’s complicated,” according to Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot. “This tax law is the biggest change to the nation’s economy in my lifetime,” he said. “We know it’s a significant tax cut for most Maryland taxpayers.” Franchot said the new […]

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