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Maryland state income taxes are due July 15

Although Monday is the deadline to file federal income taxes, those who need additional time to file state taxes will have until July 15 to do it.

The deadline to file was extended earlier this year to help taxpayers who are facing financial difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic, Comptroller Peter Franchot said.

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“Many people are still struggling to stay above water, so giving taxpayers more time to file and pay will hopefully ease their financial pressure,” Franchot said.

The decision to waive penalties and interest on outstanding liabilities between April 18 and July 15 reflects the pandemic’s continued toll on individuals and families, he said.

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This is the third consecutive year Maryland has extended filing and payment deadlines to July 15. Those extensions have benefitted roughly 600,000 taxpayers each of the past two years, the comptroller’s office said.

Maryland taxpayers do not need to request an extension to receive the three-month grace period.

But the comptroller urged taxpayers who expect a refund to file returns as soon as possible and not wait until July 15. All taxpayers are encouraged to file returns electronically and use direct deposit for the fastest processing.

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