Comptroller Extends Tax Filing Deadline by 24 Hours to April 18

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (April 18, 2018) – Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot announced today that the filing deadline for 2017 tax returns has been extended 24 hours through midnight tonight, April 18. This is in response to the outage of the IRS’ online tax processing and payment platform yesterday.

The IRS encountered issues Tuesday morning with its online system. Taxpayers using paper to file and pay their taxes at the deadline were not affected by the system issue.

“Maryland taxpayers who were affected by the IRS’ website outage yesterday can rest assured that you have another day to file your taxes, as they needed federal tax return information to file their Maryland tax return in our system,” said Franchot. “Taxpayers can continue to use our iFile system without disruption.”

Taxpayers are encouraged to file their returns electronically on marylandtaxes.gov for the fastest possible processing and to ensure they receive all possible refunds. Free state tax assistance is available at all of the agency’s 12 taxpayer service offices Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A list of office locations can be found here.

For more information on any tax-related matter, please visit marylandtaxes.gov or call 1-800-MD-TAXES (1-800-638-2937) or 410-260-7980 in Central Maryland.

MEDIA CONTACTS:  Joseph Shapiro -  jshapiro@comp.state.md.us
                                        410-260-7305 (office); 443-871-2244 (mobile)

Alan Brody –  abrody@comp.state.md.us
                                        410-260-6346 (office); 443-924-1473 (mobile)