Taxes, Licensing, and Utilities
- Visit the Comptroller of Maryland's COVID-19 Agency Response page to view COVID-19-related FAQs, tax alerts, withholding requirements for teleworking employees, new filing deadlines, MD's Essential Personnel Childcare Program FAQs, fiscal analysis and more.
- Maryland business and individual income taxpayers will be given a 90-day extension for tax payments. No interest or penalty for late payments will be imposed if 2019 tax payments are made by July 15, 2020. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
- The IRS moved the federal tax filing deadline to July 15. Find additional IRS guidance on Coronavirus tax relief.
- Read the guidance on COVID-19-related tax credits for businesses providing paid sick-leave.
- The Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) automatically extended the 2020 deadline to submit Annual Reports and Personal Property Tax Returns to July 15. Additionally, nearly all business filing services can now be completed online to help businesses get back into "good standing" status.
Licensing and Permitting
- According to the Governor’s Executive Order, all licenses, permits, registrations, and other authorizations issued by the state, its agencies or any political subdivision that would expire during the current state of emergency will be extended until at least the 30th day after the state of emergency is lifted.
- Labor’s Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (O&P) temporarily extended all license expiration dates per the above Executive Order from Governor Larry Hogan. You are encouraged to continue taking your continuing education courses, renewing your licenses online, and performing all other activities that are required for your license to the extent that you are able. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
- Businesses that are licensed and regulated by Labor’s Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation can email DLFRFinReg-LABOR@maryland.gov with any questions or concerns they may have about licensing requirements.
The Governor signed an executive order prohibiting utility companies from terminating customer service effective until July 1. Customers with questions about how their gas and electric service or their utility bills may be impacted by COVID-19 can find information and FAQs on the websites of their utility providers: