Maryland Income Taxes and ALL State Tax Forms

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Your Maryland Income Tax Return

Efile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your state tax return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, the IRS and the respective state tax agencies require you to e-file a federal income tax return at the same time you efile a state tax return. This is not an efile.com policy but an IRS and state agency policy. Many taxpayers have asked how they can only prepare and file a state income tax return. The efile.com tax application lets you prepare a state tax return only, however you cannot efile the state return upon completion. Instead, you will have to download the completed state tax return as a PDF file, print it, sign it, and mail it to the respective state - the address is on the PDF file. Find more detailed instructions on how to prepare and file a state only return on efile.com.

2018 Maryland Income Tax Filing Deadlines

Deadline
Type of Filing
Description
April 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Maryland State Income Tax Return Due Date.
April 15, 2019
Tax Extension
Maryland Automatic Extension. Details below.
October 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Last day to efile a 2018 Maryland State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers.
Now
Requires an accepted 2018 or previous year Maryland State Tax Return.
State Tax Returns
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
Federal Tax Returns
IRS Tax Return Deadlines.

E-File These 2018 Maryland State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2018 in conjunction with your federal and state income tax return. As you proceed through the tax interview on efile.com, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the state tax agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

Form/Schedule
Description
efileIT Now*
Form 502
Resident Income Tax Return
Form 502AC
Subtraction for Contribution of Artwork
Form 502CR
Income Tax Credits for Individuals
Form 502D
Personal Declaration of Estimated Income Tax
Form 502INJ
Injured Spouse Claim
Form 502SU
Subtraction From Income
Form 502UP
Underpayment of Estimated Maryland Income Tax by Individuals
Form 502V
Use of Vehicle for Charitable Purposes
Form 505
Nonresident Income Tax Form
Employee's Maryland Withholding Exemption Certificate
Cannot be efiled.


* Due to IRS and state tax agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a state income tax return while also e-filing a federal income tax return. This is not an efile.com created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. Find out how to only prepare and file a state tax return. Only on efile.com can you prepare and efile unlimited state tax returns for one low price. Most other sites charge a per state price.

Maryland efile Error Codes

If your Maryland state return was rejected by the state and not efile.com, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on efile.com, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state. View a list of all Maryland State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.

How To File a Maryland Tax Extension

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, 2019 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, 2019.

Important: Do you need to prepare and e-file an IRS or federal tax extension as well?

How to File A Maryland Tax Amendment

Amended Maryland tax returns can only be mailed; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to file a Maryland tax amendment.

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

2017 Tax Year Maryland Tax Forms

Maryland state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Maryland Department of Revenue.

Form/Schedule
Description
Resident Income Tax Return
Subtraction for Contribution of Artwork
Income Tax Credits for Individuals
Personal Declaration of Estimated Income Tax
Injured Spouse Claim
Subtractions from Income
Underpayment of Estimated Maryland Income Tax by Individuals
Use of Vehicle for Charitable Purposes
Nonresident Tax Return

2016 Tax Year Maryland Tax Forms

Maryland state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Maryland Department of Revenue.

Form/Schedule
Description
Resident Income Tax Return
Subtraction for Contribution of Artwork
Income Tax Credits for Individuals
Personal Declaration of Estimated Income Tax
Injured Spouse Claim
Subtractions from Income
Underpayment of Estimated Maryland Income Tax by Individuals
Use of Vehicle for Charitable Purposes
Nonresident Tax Return

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

For married joint, qualifying widow(er)s, and heads-of household, the 1st three tax rates and income levels are the same. The remaining tax rates are the same, but the income values are different:

  • 4.7% for taxable income between $3,001 and $150,000
  • 5% for taxable income between $150,001 and $175,000
  • 5.25% for taxable income between $175,001 and $225,000
  • 5.50% for taxable income between $225,001 and $300,000
  • 5.75% for taxable income $300,001 and above

Maryland's 23 counties and the city of Baltimore levy additional, 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 2019. We will update it when the dates are available.

Sales Tax Holiday
Sales Tax Holiday Items Included
February 2019
  • 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 2019
  • Clothing & footwear (excluding accessories): $100 or less
  • Backpacks & bookbags: first $40

MD Personal Property Tax

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

Odd Maryland 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.

Maryland State Tax Agency Contacts

You can contact the Comptroller of Maryland at 410-260-7701.

For more information on Maryland state income taxes, you can visit the website of The Maryland Department of Revenue.

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