Maryland Comptroller

December 12, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 12 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Dec. 12., Christmas is in 13 days, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Wondering what to do about PSAT scores?: Aaron Golumbfskie, the education director at PrepMatters is answering PSAT questions to help parents and students understand what kind of testing they need to focus on when it comes to […]

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October 31, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Oct. 31 in Montgomery County

Happy Halloween! Here’s five things to know today, Oct. 31, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Session: The Montgomery County Council will meet today at 9:30 a.m. Proclamations recognizing National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the Silver Spring Zombie Walk; confirmations of the County Executive’s appointments; and a bill that would exempt certain public pools from the […]

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September 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Comptroller Franchot Extends Tax Relief to Help Hurricane Irma Victims

Maryland Comptroller, Peter Franchot, announced a plan to help those impacted by Hurricane Irma. The comptroller has issued a temporary waiver of certain International Fuel Tax Agreement requirements; granted a fuel waiver concerning conventional and reformulated gasoline to ensure the supply of gasoline in the state of Maryland; and has named agency contact personnel to assist […]

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August 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Comptroller Warns Taxpayers of Scam Impersonating IRS and FBI

Maryland Comptroller, Peter Franchot, is urging residents to avoid downloading links to questionnaires that utilizes the emblems from the Federal Bureau of Investigations and Internal Revenue Service due to a new phishing scheme. The scam email uses what appears to be an official sign from both the IRS and FBI and prompts users to select […]

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August 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Franchot Releases Figures for Alcohol, Cigarette & Fuel Violations

Maryland’s Comptroller, Peter Franchot, announced the final figures for alcohol, cigarette and motor fuel violations for fiscal year 2017 early Thursday, according to a news release. For FY 17, which ended June 30, Comptroller agents issued 87 cigarette violations resulting in the confiscation of more than 190,000 packs of cigarettes and other tobacco products with […]

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March 2, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Franchot Suspends Six Tax Preparation Locations in the County for Suspicious Filings (VIDEO)

In an effort to stop tax fraud and identity theft, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot announced he has suspended processing electronic and paper returns from 19 new private tax preparation locations, including six in Montgomery County. Franchot said he stopped the processing of returns because of a high volume of questionable returns received. Suspicious activity detected on […]

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February 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Maryland Comptroller Promotes No Sales Tax Weekend on Energy Appliances Tour in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot stopped in Silver Spring early Monday to kickoff his energy tour that encourages Marylanders to go green. Comptroller Franchot visited Nolan’s Apache Appliance to announce that shoppers will pay no sales tax on qualifying Energy Star appliances and products from Feb. 18 to Feb. 20. Find out more about the tax […]

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August 14, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Maryland Comptroller Promotes Tax-Free Week in Takoma Park (VIDEO)

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is promoting Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week, which takes place from Aug. 14 – 20. During Tax-Free Week, qualifying clothing and footwear priced less than $100 or less, per item, will be exempt from Maryland’s six percent sales tax. On Thursday, Franchot visited Amano, a woman’s apparel store in Takoma Park, to […]

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October 3, 2015 | Staff Writer

Maryland Comptroller Tours Elementary Schools in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot visited two Montgomery County elementary schools this week and overcrowding was a hot topic at Highland View Elementary where overcrowding is a big issue. Franchot also visited Rolling Terrace Elementary to tout the state’s College Savings Plan. MCPS-TV has the story. Visit our PEG partner MCPS TV to view more of […]

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July 24, 2015 | Aline Barros

Comptroller Franchot Honors Long Branch Laundromat Owner & WAU Students (VIDEO)

When clothes get clean, students learn math, English, and other subjects at the Rainbow Coin Laundromat in Long Branch. On July 22, Comptroller of Maryland Peter Franchot presented a proclamation and the “Comptroller’s Medallion” to Nok Kim, owner of Rainbow Coin Laundry, and Washington Adventist University business students for their efforts in helping students in the Long Branch […]

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