August 30, 2018

State government has a little extra money in its coffers after posting a nearly $590 million surplus for the fiscal year that ended in June.

The state’s top tax collector, however, is urging continued frugality, citing a volatile swing in capital gains taxes that outp...

August 20, 2018

Online retailers could start paying state sales taxes to Maryland in October if lawmakers approve new regulations proposed by Comptroller Peter Franchot's office.

The proposal by the Comptroller's Office comes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in June to overturn...

August 18, 2018

(Aug. 17, 2018) Trimper’s Rides will commemorate its 125th anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and park-wide celebration starting at noon today, Friday.

Public officials and dignitaries such as Gov. Larry Hogan, Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan and Comptroller Peter...

August 16, 2018

CAMBRIDGE — Comptroller Peter Franchot stopped at ThaiTalian Infusion Cuisine in Cambridge Wednesday, Aug. 15, and honored owner Antonio Illiano and his family for their special brand of authentic recipes they bring to Dorchester County.

ThaiTalian Infusion Cuisine, 30...

August 15, 2018

ST. MICHAELS — In promoting Maryland Tax-Free Week, now until Saturday Aug. 18 at midnight, Comptroller of Maryland, Peter Franchot, made visits across the state at stores, including Preppy Redneck on Aug. 15 around 1 p.m.
“We’re just delighted to be here,” Franchot sa...

August 13, 2018

(BETHESDA, MD — WMAL) Comptroller Peter Franchot, Maryland’s top tax-collector, is no fan of state revenue from gambling and calls it regressive.

Maryland received $1.252 billion in state contributions from gambling – up 12.1 percent from last year. The Maryland Lotter...

August 11, 2018

PRINCESS ANNE, MD -- WBFF -- Police say that two New York men were arrested after officers found more than 100 untaxed cartons of cigarettes and other drugs during a traffic stop in Princess Anne, on Saturday.

According to authorities, troopers stopped a Honda Accord w...

August 8, 2018

A North-American government finance organization has awarded Comptroller Peter Franchot with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) honored Comptroller Fra...

August 7, 2018

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has proposed sales tax rules for online transactions.

Some online retailers could soon pay state sales taxes under new regulations proposed by Comptroller Peter Franchot.

The new sales tax regulations — less than a full page — would...

August 6, 2018

ANNAPOLIS — Comptroller Peter Franchot and the Maryland Retailers Association 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...

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