ANNAPOLIS, Md.  – Comptroller Peter Franchot today reminded taxpayers of the upcoming October 15 deadline for those who filed for an extension on their 2014 Maryland personal income tax return. He also reminded last minute filers of the simplicity, swiftness and safety of electronic filing.

“Every taxpayer should consider filing electronically because E-filing is the fastest, easiest and safest way to file a return,” said Comptroller Peter Franchot. “You’ll get your refund in only a few days if you choose direct deposit.”

The Comptroller also reminded taxpayers that his office provides free in-person state income preparation at the agency’s 12 local offices located throughout the state.

“Bring a completed federal return, all W-2 statements and supporting documents and my staff will complete a state return and file it electronically,” Comptroller Franchot said. 

Taxpayers who filed for an exension on a federal return and didn’t owe state taxes are automatically granted a six-month extension for a state return. No request for an extension will be granted for more than six months, unless a taxpayer is currently out of the United States, in which case an extension of up to one year may be requested.

            For the most up-to-date information on filing tax returns, or answers to other questions visit the Comptroller’s Website at or call the agency at 410-260-7980, in Central Maryland, or 1-800-638-2937, toll-free from elsewhere, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.