New Maryland Tax Portal

New Maryland Tax Portal

Updated 4/5/24

Since the new Maryland Tax Connect portal went live in February, over 100,000 businesses have registered. To assist businesses with accessing and registering for the Maryland Tax Connect portal, all PIN expirations have been extended until April 30, 2024. The Comptroller’s Office is also forgiving penalties and interest for late filings during the transition to Maryland Tax Connect.

What is Maryland Tax Connect?

Maryland Tax Connect is a self-service portal that allows Maryland business taxpayers to file their taxes online and interact with the Comptroller’s Office with increased ease and security. By 2026, all Maryland taxpayers will be able to pay their state taxes through the Maryland Tax Connect portal.

What Can I Expect From the Portal?

Taxpayers will notice improvements to the appearance of Maryland tax forms and the overall online experience. The form numbers have not changed, but there are several formatting changes to the layout.

Accessible from either a mobile device or on a desktop, the portal is designed to allow taxpayers to complete several simple and vital functions themselves, including:

  • Making online payments
  • Updating personal information
  • Retrieving tax information
  • Filing returns
  • Viewing filing and tax history
  • Registering a business
  • Applying for or renewing business licenses
  • Applying for sales and use tax exemption certificates

How Do I Register for an Account?

Throughout the month of February, the Office of the Comptroller will be mailing welcome letters to existing bFile users and business taxpayers. These welcome letters will contain a personal identification number (PIN) for Maryland Tax Connect that will expire 45 days after its creation. Business administrators can register their business entity for an account once they receive the letter. They will need their PIN and Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) to complete the registration process.

Business administrators can authorize third parties, such as CPAs, accountants, tax consultants, attorneys, tax preparers or payroll companies, to access information on Maryland Tax Connect.

What Taxes Can Business Filers Pay Through the Portal?

Business filers will be able to pay the following Maryland business taxes through Maryland Tax Connect:

  • Alcohol Tax (will be available no later than Q3 of 2024)
  • Corporate Tax
  • Tax Withholding
  • Tobacco Tax
  • Motor Fuel Tax
  • Sales and Use Tax
  • Tire Recycling Fee
  • Bay Restoration Fee
  • Admissions and Amusement Tax
  • Transportation Network Services Assessments

What New Tax Types Will Be Added to Maryland Tax Connect?

Over the next two years, several other tax types will be added to the portal including:

  • Individual income tax
  • Pass-through entity
  • Fiduciary tax
  • Estate tax
  • Unclaimed property
  • International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)

Maryland Tax Connect Portal Resources

To streamline support through the transition of Maryland Tax Connect, there are multiple resources for business taxpayers to use to help them navigate the portal. The following resources are:

  • Personalized Call Center Assistance
    • Business taxpayers can schedule an appointment online with the dedicated call center team member to call them to address any questions, generate a new PIN, if needed, and aid in tax filings. Required documentation and information needed for identity verification will be required at the appointment to ensure the confidentiality of the taxpayer data.
  • Exclusive Webinars with Maryland Tax Connect Experts
    • Throughout the month of April, expert-led, bi-weekly webinars will be available that are designed to guide business taxpayers through Maryland Tax Connect’s key features. Each webinar will provide practical tips to common questions and will end with a live Q&A where taxpayers can promptly address their concerns.
  • Video Tutorials
    • Watch tutorial videos on how to file a form guide, account registration and PIN notice guide, government user registration and registering a business.
  • User Guides
    • Informative step by step tutorial guides are available to help business taxpayers quickly register and navigate the Maryland Tax Connect online services.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    • The Comptroller of Maryland has published the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by business owners to make navigating the Maryland Tax Connect platform and online process easier.

If you have any questions regarding the Maryland Tax Connect portal, please contact your Brown Plus advisor.

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