Peter Franchot

July 11, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

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Franchot Lists People, Businesses Who Owe Taxes to State

Comptroller Peter Franchot on Wednesday released the names of 20 people and 25 businesses that collectively owe the state $12.7 million in back taxes, penalties and interest. “I want you to know that I understand that people and businesses sometimes fall on hard times, and my offices are more than willing to work out a […]

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June 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Hero Dogs Receives Proclamation From State Officials

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot presented a proclamation to staff at Hero Dogs for the organization’s commitment to Maryland veterans and first responders. Hero Dogs is a local nonprofit that trains and places service dogs with veterans free of charge, according to a news release. “Hero Dogs is very appreciative of the recognition from Mr. Franchot […]

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June 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Hero Dogs in Gaithersburg to be Recognized by State Officials

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is expected to travel to Gaithersburg Thursday to present a proclamation to Hero Dogs. Hero Dogs is a nonprofit that raises, trains, and places service dogs with military veterans for free with lifetime support. With more than 100 volunteers, Hero Dog also trains dogs to help in group therapeutic environments at […]

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March 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Peter Franchot Headlines Small Business Network Series March 8 at MCM

Peter Franchot was the featured speaker at the March 8 Small Business Network (SBN) event at Montgomery Community Media (MCM) studios in Rockville. Peter Franchot was elected Maryland’s 33rd Comptroller in 2006 and overwhelmingly reelected in 2010 and again in 2014. As Comptroller, Peter Franchot has been an independent voice and fiscal watchdog for the taxpayers […]

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March 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 8 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Thursday, March 8 in Montgomery County: 1. Small Business Network: Peter Franchot headlines the Small Business Network today at MCM’s studios. Watch the livestream on the website beginning at 9 a.m. 2. Council Committee Meetings: The T&E Committee meets at 9:30 a.m. to discuss the proposed capital improvement transportation budget. A […]

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January 22, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

MoCo Votes Blog: Part Two

The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is set for June 26, 2018, and it’s sure to be a historic election for Montgomery County. When voters go to the polls, they will will elect a governor, a state legislature, a county executive, a County Council, members of the school board and the House of Representatives, and much […]

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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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October 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

‘Reform on Tap’ Task Force Comes to Silver Spring (VIDEO)

The beer was brewed in house. The conversation on Wednesday, however, was focused, in part, on Annapolis and what lawmakers would do for the state’s growing craft beer industry. About 30 people showed up at Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring to hear from Comptroller Peter Franchot and other officials about proposals for the 2018 […]

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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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