New Extended Deadlines for Certain Maryland Tax Filings and Payments in 2021

Maryland announces filing and payment deadline extensions for certain Maryland business taxes and quarterly estimated income tax returns and payments that would be due in January, February and March 2021 until April 15, 2021.

Businesses and self-employed individuals or independent contractors with estimated income tax returns and payments due on January 15, 2021 also will be granted extensions until April 15, 2021.

Employers must complete their 2020 withholding tax returns and payments due by January 31 (February 1 for 2021), ensuring that W-2s will be delivered on time for taxpayers to file when the tax season begins at the end of January. Any State withholding returns and payments originally due between February 1, 2021 and April 14, 2021 may be submitted by April 15, 2021 without incurring interest and penalties. Employers must still file and pay Federal withholding taxes.

The extensions apply to business taxes administered by the comptroller: sales and use, admissions and amusement, alcohol, tobacco and motor fuel, as well as tire recycling and bay restoration fee returns and payments with due dates between Jan. 1 and April 14, 2021. Businesses and self-employed individuals or independent contractors with estimated income tax returns and payments due on Jan. 15 will also be granted an extension until April 15.

These extensions apply only to tax filings under the authority of the Comptroller of Maryland. Taxpayers may need to consult other state agencies regarding the deadlines for other tax filings, such as personal property or unemployment insurance.

See the Maryland Comptroller complete announcement for more details.  To download a copy of the new Maryland due dates, click here.

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Written by: Erin Kidd, EA

Erin Kidd is the Tax Individual Practice Supervisor at Thompson Greenspon and has nearly a decade of tax experience specializing in individual taxation. Throughout her career, she has focused on simplifying complex tax issues and educating clients to maximize their tax benefits and plan for future events. Erin is responsible for the review of individual Federal and multi-state tax returns, managing the firm’s Military Spouse Remote Preparer Program, preparation of individual tax returns with international taxation and reporting requirements, and assisting with the resolution of client issues with Federal and State Taxing Authorities. 

Erin holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Morehead State University, is an Enrolled Agent, a federally licensed tax preparer who has unlimited rights to practice before the IRS, and an Accredited Financial Counselor ®. She has been recognized by the Garrison Commands of West Point, NY and Fort Leavenworth, KS for her contributions to the military community for her work with the installations’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Centers.

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