Shutdown not expected to delay opening of tax season
ANNAPOLIS — Despite the federal government shutdown, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot said there are no plans to delay processing personal income tax returns for tax year 2018.
The Internal Revenue Service and Maryland remain on track to begin processing individual returns on Jan. 28.
Processing of business tax returns began Jan. 8.
“Marylanders should go about their typical preparations to file their personal income tax returns,” Franchot said. “My agency is in direct communication with the IRS to monitor the situation. If there are any changes at the federal level, we will immediately notify taxpayers.”