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Pay It! Individual Tax Payments

Below you will find links for methods to pay your Maryland tax liability. If you are unable to pay the full amount due, you should still file a return and consider making payment arrangements. We will process your return and then send you an income tax notice for the remaining balance due for nonpayment of taxes.

If you file and pay electronically by April 15, you have until April 30 to make the electronic payment, using direct debit or a credit card. Electronic payment options eliminate postage costs, the potential for lost mail and possible penalties for late payments.

Pay As You Earn

Maryland is a pay as you earn state. Avoid penalties, interest, fees and any adverse collection actions by making sure your tax is properly withheld and/or pay estimated taxes to insure you don't owe at the end of the year.

Correct Your Wage Withholding

Setup up Estimated payments

Payment Plans and Arrangements

If you are unable to pay the full amount due, you should still file a return and request a payment arrangement. We will process your return and then send you an income tax notice for the remaining balance due for nonpayment of taxes.

Payment Arrangements

You should pay as much as possible with your tax return, and continue making payments while waiting for your return to be processed. To insure proper credit to your account, be sure to note on your payment your Social Security number and the tax period for which the payment is intended.

When your return is processed, a Personal Income Tax Balance Due Notice will be sent to you. If you are unable to pay the notice in full at that time, you may indicate your preferred payment term on the notice and mail it back using the enclosed envelope. If the requested term is not listed, or if you need additional assistance, please contact the Collection Section by phone at 410-974-2432 or 1-888-674-0016 or by email at cdcollectionind@marylandtaxes.gov. If you are emailing us, please include your name, address, the last four digits of your Social Security Number, case number or notice number and your phone number in your message. This will help us generate a quick response to your inquiry.

If you prefer, you may request a payment arrangement online.

Payment to Release MVA Hold

To make payment arrangements in order to release an MVA hold please call us toll free at (855) 213-6669 or email us at mvahold@marylandtaxes.gov. Please include your name, address, the last four digits of your Social Security Number, case number or notice number and your phone number in your e-mail message. This will help us generate a quick response to your inquiry.

Set Up a Recurring Payment Plan

Already on a Payment Plan? Want Automated Payments? You don't have to write another check to pay your individual tax payment agreement, if you don't want to. With the State of Maryland recurring direct debit program you don't have to worry about mailing off a check for your individual tax payment plan.

Cash Payments

Beginning July 1, 2016 cash payments will no longer be accepted at any of our branch office locations.

Payments requiring immediately available funds must be made by certified check, cashier's check or money order.

Already on a Payment Plan? Want Automated Payments? You don't have to write another check to pay your individual tax payment agreement, if you don't want to. With the State of Maryland recurring direct debit program you don't have to worry about mailing off a check for your individual tax payment plan.

When you sign the direct debit authorization document you agree to have a predetermined amount deducted from your checking account on approximately the same day each month. Debit payments can be arranged to occur on your payment plan?s due date each month. The payment is sent to your bank approximately three days prior to your payment agreement?s due date. Please consult with your bank about the actual posting to your account.

The debits stop automatically after the payment plan has been completed. The money will be transferred to the State of Maryland with no additional service charge.

If you have provided us with a valid e-mail address, you will receive a notification indicating that your payment has been submitted for processing. You will also receive a payment plan installment bill that reflects the current balance due.

You will need your payment agreement number in order to set up an automatic payment for an existing payment agreement.

If you do not know your payment agreement number, call our Collection Section at 410-974-2432 or 1-888-674-0016.

If you do know your payment agreement number, you may set up your request for a recurring direct debit online.

Payment Methods

Below you will find links for methods to pay your Maryland tax liability. If you are unable to pay the full amount due, you should still file a return and consider making payment arrangements. We will process your return and then send you an income tax notice for the remaining balance due for nonpayment of taxes. See the Tax Compliance section for details regarding collections, payment arrangements, income tax notices, non-payment and missed or late payments.

You don't have to write another check to pay your taxes, if you don't want to. With the State of Maryland direct debit program you don't have to worry about late penalties and interest charges or mailing off a check for your tax payment.

When you sign the direct debit authorization document you agree to have a predetermined amount deducted from your checking account on approximately the same day each month. If making smaller, more frequent payments is convenient for you, direct debit payments can be arranged to occur on the 1st, 10th and 21st day of each month or any combination of these days.

The debits stop automatically after all taxes, penalties and interest have been paid. The money will be transferred to the State of Maryland with no additional service charge. We can even arrange for separate debits for each type of eligible tax. Direct Debit can be used to pay sales and use, admissions and amusement, and withholding taxes as well as the tire-recycling fee.

You will receive a regular statement of account that shows the direct debit payment along with any other account activity for each tax for which you are making debit payments.

Online Bill Pay is an easy, convenient and secure way to pay your Maryland tax liabilities online for free. This system may be used to make bill payments on business taxes using electronic funds withdrawal (direct debit) from a U.S. bank or financial institution. Foreign facilities will not be accepted. You must become a registered user to access this free online service. To register, click on the appropriate link listed below and follow the instructions.

Individuals who have a personal tax liability for the current year will be able to select a payment date of April 15 or earlier. Those who filed a return electronically by April 15 can select a payment date of April 30 or earlier.

To access online bill pay: Click Here

You can pay your Individual Maryland taxes with a personal check or money order if you prefer not to pay electronically, or with a credit card. If you file electronically and pay by check or money order, your payment is due by April 15, however, if you file electronically by the April 15 deadline and choose to pay electronically, you have until April 30 to make the electronic payment (by direct debit or credit card).

You may also drop off your completed tax form at one of our local branch offices.

The return address for a Form 502 or Form 505 filed with payment by check or money order is:

Comptroller of Maryland
Payment Processing
PO Box 8888
Annapolis, MD 21401-8888

Send all other returns, payments and other correspondence regarding your personal or business tax account(s) to:

Comptroller of Maryland
Revenue Administration Division
110 Carroll Street
Annapolis, MD 21411-0001