Maryland State Tax Payment Plan

Maryland State Tax Payment Plan
When you owe back taxes to the state of Maryland, the Comptroller of Maryland will send you a Personal Income Tax Balance Due Notice. If you cannot pay the full amount, the notice allows you to select your preferred payment term. Then, you simply return the notice using the enclosed envelope. The state requests that you make payments when possible while you are waiting for your request to be processed. You will receive verification that your payment plan has been accepted. This will also outline the terms of your agreement.
If you do not believe that any of the terms you can select from on the notice will work in your situation, you can contact the Collection Department by calling 410-974-2432 or 1-888-674-0016 to discuss your circumstances. You also have the option of sending an email to Your email should include the following:
• Your name and complete address
• Notice number or case number
• The last 4 digits of your social security number
• Your phone number
As a final option, you can visit the Comptroller of Maryland’s Online Payment Agreement Request Service to set up a payment agreement. You will need to register for the service center in order to complete your request.
The comptroller does not allow you to make cash payments at any branch location. Instead, you will need to pay using a cashier’s check, certified check, or money order. If you prefer, you can set up a recurring payment agreement that deducts your payment directly from your checking account on a specified date.
You should be aware that the state of Maryland requires you to pay off your date or have an established payment plan in place in order to renew your car registration and Maryland driver’s license. If your registration or driver’s license is being held due to a tax liability, see question 4 on the comptroller’s website to determine what you need to do.
For additional information, you can contact the Comptroller’s Office at 855-213-6669 for assistance.