Cecil Guardian: Comptroller and MD Retailers Association Announce Tax-Free Week Scholarship Contest

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (July 30, 2018) – Comptroller Peter Franchot joined with the Maryland Retailers Association (MRA) today to announce a social media contest coinciding with Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week in which two winners will receive $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships, respectively, to any Maryland university, college or trade school. Leading up to and during the annual Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week, which takes place August 12 to 18, shoppers should like or follow the official social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Then snap a picture or take a video that incorporates the theme of “Maryland” (the state colors, school apparel, sports team, a crab, etc.), write a creative caption and

Baltimore Sun: Two tax preparers plead guilty to filing false returns

Two Baltimore-area tax preparers pleaded guilty to filing false returns, Maryland’s attorney general and comptroller said Tuesday. The operator of MK Tax Service, Michael Anegbode, 29, of Windsor Mill, pleaded guilty to three counts of filing false income tax returns, Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Comptroller Peter Franchot said. Anegbode was ordered to pay $48,808 in restitution and serve three years’ probation. The operator of Jovan Tax Service, Uwagbale Oigbokie, 39, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty to two counts of filing false tax returns. He was ordered to pay $81,712 in restitution and serve two years’ probation, the announcement said. The criminal investigations division of the att

WCBC Radio: Franchot Blasts Lawmakers Over Possible Special Session on Sports Betting (AUDIO)

Audio available at https://www.wcbcradio.com/?news=franchot-blasts-lawmakers-over-possible-special-session-on-sports-betting Maryland’s top tax collector blasted lawmakers over a potential special session to lay the groundwork for legalized sports betting, saying the prospect of such a meeting is “a big mistake given that it’s an election year.” Comptroller Peter Franchot, a Democrat who has frequently butted heads with legislative leaders of his own party, took to social media recently to oppose a special session. At issue, he said in an interview, is that any expansion of gaming should be left to the next legislature when it is seated in January and not “lame-duck lawmakers.” Delegate Ja

WBOC: Maryland Comptroller: Top Tax Evaders Owe Combined $12.7M

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP/WBOC)- Maryland's comptroller says 20 individuals and 25 businesses owe more than $12 million in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest. State Comptroller Peter Franchot published a list on Wednesday of those who owe the combined $12.7 million. Franchot says in a statement that his office has been publishing the list of people who owe the most since 2000. The comptroller's office has collected $45 million from those who have been on the list. "The vast majority of Marylanders pay their fair share of taxes, and my office is committed to ensuring that everyone does," Franchot said in a statement. "These people have chosen to take advantage of the benefits of this great state w

WBOC: Three Arrested For Contraband Cigarettes On Eastern Shore

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Comptroller Peter Franchot announced Monday that agents from his Field Enforcement Division (FED) arrested three Philadelphia men who have been charged in Maryland as a result of a surveillance operation on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. "My FED agents are dedicated to identifying criminals who try to cheat the system and use Maryland as a transportation conduit for their illegal activities," Franchot said. "Their vigilance protects Maryland businesses and levels the playing field for all." Agents said Quay Samuel Chaney, 54, was seen buying multiple quantities of cigarettes from various locations June 28 and concealing the cigarettes in the rear seat area of a 2008 Volvo. Chaney

WYPR: Peter Franchot: Democrat for Maryland Comptroller (AUDIO)

Audio available at http://wypr.org/post/peter-franchot-democrat-maryland-comptroller Today, another in our series ofConversations with the Candidates. Tom's guest is Maryland ComptrollerPeter Franchot. He’s been the state’s fiscal chief since 2007, after first beating the incumbent, William Donald Schaefer, in the 2006 primary. As comptroller, Franchot is a member of powerful Board of Public Works in Annapolis. And he is vice-chair of the State Retirement & Pension System. Franchot is a Democrat who does not always toe the party line. His relationship with the legislative leadership in Annapolis -- fellow Democrats Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch --

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