Maryland Income Taxes and State Tax Forms

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Prepare and efile Your Maryland Tax Return

The efile.com tax software makes it easy for you to efile your state tax return and use the correct state tax forms. Prepare and efile your Maryland state tax return (resident, nonresident, or part-year resident) and Federal tax return together or separately at efile.com. View the federal tax return filing requirements.

MD Income Tax Filing Deadline

The regular deadline to file a Maryland state income tax return is April 15.

Tax Deadline DateType of Income Tax ReturnFiling Deadline / Due Date Description
April 15, 2014 2013 Maryland State Tax Return Due date for Maryland State Income Tax Returns - income tax filing deadline
April 15, 2014 2013 Maryland State Tax Extension Due date for Maryland extension requests (federal extensions are honored if no tax is owed)
October 15, 2014 2013 Maryland State Tax Return Last day to efile a 2013 Maryland State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers

View all state tax return filing deadlines here.

Find federal income tax return filing deadlines here.

Maryland State Tax Forms

All of the following Maryland state tax forms are supported by the efile.com software:

Form/ScheduleDescriptionCan I efile this form?
Form 502 Resident Income Tax Return














Form 502CR Income Tax Credits for Individuals
Form 502INJ Injuried Spouse Claim
Form 502V Use of Vehicle for Charitable Purposes
Form 502 Worksheet Military Worksheet
Form 502 Worksheet  Two-Income Subtraction
Form 502/505 Other Additions to Income
Form 502/505 Other Subtractions
Form 505 Nonresident Income Tax Form
Form EL102 Personal Income Tax Payment Voucher for Electronic Filers
Form HTC-60 Homeowners Property Tax Credit Application
Form RTC-60 Renters' Tax Credit Application (Pages 1 and 2)

 MD State Tax Forms that Cannot be efiled

 

Form/DescriptionInstructions
Form MW507 Employee's Maryland Withholding Exemption Certificate

MD Tax Extension

Extension FormMaryland Extension InstructionsHow to File

Form 502E (if you owe state tax)

If you already got a federal extension from the IRS and you do not owe Maryland state tax, you receive an automatic six-month extension to file your Maryland state tax return. In this case, you do not have to fill out any additional forms.

If you owe no tax and you did not request a federal extension, you can get an automatic 6-month state extension online with the state or by calling 410-260-7829 from Central Maryland, or 800-260-3664 from everywhere else.

If you owe state tax and you need an extension of time to file, you must file Form 502E by April 15, and enclose a check or money order for the amount you expect to owe. You can also pay by credit card. If you owe Maryland state tax, you can only get an extension of time to file if you are making a payment with your extension request. You will accrue penalties and interest on any amount left unpaid after April 15.

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Form 502E


Important Reminder!  If you are efiling a Maryland tax extension, you may need to efile a federal tax extension as well.

MD Tax Amendment

Maryland state tax amendments cannot be efiled; they can only be filed by mail. Learn how to prepare and file an amended Maryland state tax return.


Important Reminder!  If you are filing a Maryland tax amendment, you may need to file a federal tax amendment as well.


Past Year Forms: Tax Year 2012 Maryland Tax Forms (Print, Fill Out, and Mail)
Form 500DM Decoupling Modification

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Form 502  Resident Income Tax Return
Form 502AC Subtraction for Contribution of Artwork
Form 502CR Personal Income Tax Credits for Individuals
Form 502D Personal Declaration of Estimated Income Tax
Form 502SU Subtractions from Income
Form 502UP Underpayment of Estimated Maryland Income Tax by Individuals
Form 502V Use of Vehicle for Charitable Purposes
Form 505 Nonresident Tax Return
Form EL102 Personal Income Tax Payment Voucher for Electronic Filers
Form HTC-60 Homeowners Property Tax Credit Application
Form RTC-60 Renters' Tax Credit Application

Where's My Refund? - Check Your MD State Tax Refund Status

Using efile and direct deposit is the fastest way to get your Maryland state tax refund. If you efile a Maryland tax return, your refund will generally be processed within 1 day. Allow 30 days if you filed on paper.

Check your official MD state tax refund status online.

MD efile Error Codes

View a list of all Maryland State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.


Maryland Tax Facts

MD Income Tax:

Individual income is taxed at several graduated tax rates:

  • 2% for the first $1,000 of taxable income
  • 3% for taxable income between $1,001 and $2,000
  • 4% for taxable income between $2,001 and $3,000
  • 4.75% for taxable income between $3,001 and $100,000
  • 5% for taxable income between $100,001 and $125,000
  • 5.25% for taxable income between $125,001 and $150,000
  • 5.50% for taxable incomes between $150,001 and $250,000
  • 5.75% for taxable income $250,001 and above

In addition, the counties of Maryland and the city of Baltimore levy local income taxes.

Nonresidents are subject to an additional 1.25% nonresident income tax.

MD Sales Tax:

The state of Maryland levies a 6% sales tax on most goods and some services. There are no additional local sales taxes in Maryland. Some goods--such as food sold in grocery stores, prescription medicines, and newspapers--are exempt from sales tax.

More information on Maryland Sales Tax

MD Sales Tax Holiday:

Maryland holds two annual sales tax holidays. During these holidays, certain items are exempt from Maryland sales tax.

Refer to the chart below for all Maryland sales tax holidays for 2014.

Sales Tax Holiday DatesSales Tax Holiday Items Included
February 15-17, 2014

Qualifying Energy Star products:

  • Air conditioners
  • Furnaces
  • Clothes washers
  • Heat pumps
  • Solar water heaters (tax-exempt at all times now)
  • Boilers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Refrigerators
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Programmable thermostats
August 10-16, 2014
  • Clothing & footwear (excluding accessories): $100 or less

MD Personal Property Tax:

In Maryland, real estate is subject to personal property taxes, which are assessed and paid locally.

Odd Tax Fact:

Maryland charges homeowners and businesses a "flush tax" of approximately $2.50 a month for producing sewage. These funds are used to help protect the Chesapeake Bay.

State Tax Agency:

For more information, you can visit the website of the Comptroller of Maryland.

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