December 27, 2018

CHESTER — Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot visited Queen Anne’s County on Thursday, Dec. 20, to tout economic growth and discuss the upcoming tax season for Maryland residents.

Among his stops were Bada Bean Coffee House and the Bay Times in Chester, Animal Wel...

December 23, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Money that's rightfully yours could be sitting in government vaults but it's up to you to claim your loot. Each year the State of Maryland holds on to millions of dollars in unclaimed money that belongs to the public. Comptroller Peter Franchot says the...

December 22, 2018

Comptroller Franchot announced today that the Board of Public Works has approved a $159.7 million contract to replace and upgrade the state's tax processing system with a state-of-the-art program that will expand revenue-generating projects, provide enhanced reporting...

December 22, 2018

Comptroller Peter Franchot

The most popular elected Democrat in Maryland.

Repeat: The most popular elected Democrat in Maryland.

(Look up Franchot’s midterm vote totals. Of course, Washington County, my native home, just had to be one of the three outliers. Of course, Was...

December 16, 2018

For and The Business Monthly

“You may roll your eyes at this, but as the state tax collector I received more votes for state office than any Marylander in history,” Comptroller Peter Franchot gleefully told a sold-out BWI Business Partnership breakf...

December 15, 2018

Baltimore needs a "dramatic" effort to bring back visitors who will eat at its restaurants and shop its boutiques, Comptroller Peter Franchot said Friday.

Speaking before a group of business leaders assembled for the BWI Business Partnership's December breakfast, Franch...

December 14, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Police say a man has been found with nearly 5,000 packs of illegally transported cigarettes in Maryland.

The state Comptroller’s Office wrote in a statement that 25-year-old Ali Nasser Mohsen Ashubi of Mount Vernon, New York was arrested Wednesday...

December 14, 2018

Tax filing fees

The Editor’s Notebook incorrectly stated that the Comptroller’s Office charges a processing fee for electronic tax filings of state returns (The Capital, Dec. 10).

While I am grateful to the editorial board for highlighting the exciting changes that are f...

December 13, 2018

Maryland has more than $1 billion in unspent revenue as lawmakers prepare for the 2019 General Assembly session.

The budgetary boost comes thanks to the state’s increased revenue from the 2017 federal tax plan and the Supreme Court ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, whi...

December 13, 2018

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s tax collector warned of an increased risk for an economic downturn and called for state leaders to sock away more than a billion dollars.

Comptroller Peter Franchot made his cautionary comments as the Board of Revenue Estimates projected one of it...

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