Comptroller Peter Franchot

October 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Two Local College Students Win Scholarship for Helping Businesses During Pandemic

College students from across the state applied for the Shop Maryland-Tax Free Week Scholarship. Participants were asked to explain how they helped businesses survive during the COVID-19 pandemic. The two statewide winners are from Montgomery County. They were recognized by the Maryland Retailers Association and Comptroller Peter Franchot during a virtual presentation on Friday. Mirian Fuentes […]

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September 11, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Franchot: $585 Million Fund Balance Should Go Towards Rescuing Small Businesses

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot announced on Wednesday that the state closed its books on Fiscal Year 2020 with a $585.8 million General Fund balance. Franchot is urging policymakers to dedicate the entire fund balance to rescue Maryland’s small businesses amid the COVID-19 health crisis. “These small businesses will simply not survive this economic devastation in the absence […]

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August 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Comptroller’s Office Providing Virtual Highlights From Maryland State Fair

Although this year’s Maryland State Fair is closed to the public due to the COVID-19 health crisis, there will be limited livestock shows for the youth and open livestock exhibitors only according to state officials. Comptroller Peter Franchot’s office will share virtual highlights from the fair with live updates and more. Comptroller Franchot’s Unclaimed Property unit […]

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August 7, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

La Semana Libre de Impuestos de Maryland Comienza el 9 de Agosto

Los compradores de Maryland que deseen ahorrar algo de dinero extra pueden comprar ropa, útiles escolares y calzado libres de impuestos, a partir del 9 de agosto. Hasta el 15 de agosto, los artículos de ropa y calzado con un precio de $ 100 o menos estarán exentos del impuesto estatal sobre las ventas. Los […]

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August 7, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Maryland Tax-Free Week Begins Aug. 9

Maryland shoppers looking to save some extra cash can shop tax free on clothing, school supplies and footwear beginning Aug. 9. Through Aug. 15, clothing and footwear items priced at $100 or less will be exempt from state sales tax. The first $40 of any backpack purchase will also qualify for the exemption. “This is […]

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July 15, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Franchot Offers Last Minute Tips for Wednesday’s Tax Deadline

The July 15 tax deadline for federal, state, and local taxes is here. After a three month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 600,000 Marylanders are expected to file tax returns by Wednesday’s deadline.  Comptroller of Maryland Peter Franchot says residents can request an extension to file tax returns by October 15. Taxpayers are encouraged […]

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July 8, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

For Tax Filing Procrastinators, Deadline Quickly Approaching

Remember when you had all that extra time – three whole months to be exact – to do your taxes? Well now you’ve only got one week left. State and federal tax deadlines are approaching on July 15. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, income tax payment deadlines were extended from April 15 to July 15. […]

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April 10, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

$600 Semanales Además de los Beneficios Actuales de Desempleo

El Departamento de Trabajo de Maryland recibió más de 108,000 reclamos de seguro de desempleo durante la semana pasada, y 240,000 en el último mes. Eso es más que el número total de reclamos presentados en 2019, dijo el gobernador Larry Hogan en una conferencia de prensa, el viernes. “Estos no son solo números. Cada […]

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April 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Marylanders to Get $600 Per Week on Top of Current Unemployment Benefits

The Maryland Department of Labor saw more than 108,000 unemployment insurance claims over the past week, and 240,000 in the past month. That’s more than the number of claims filed total in 2019, Gov. Larry Hogan said at a press conference Friday.  “These are not just numbers. Each one of these represents a struggling Marylander,” […]

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April 9, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Comptroller Franchot Gives Update on Economic Impact of COVID-19

The current health crisis is expected to leave a mark for years to come. Comptroller Peter Franchot says in addition to prioritizing the safety of Marylanders, the financial health of our economy should also be protected. New measures are in place to ensure that residents can have a sense of relief during this time of uncertainty. […]

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