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Baltimore County Public Library does not provide tax advice. Information and links are offered only as a convenience and Baltimore County Public Library is not responsible for content.  

 

 

The State of Maryland and Federal IRS paper tax forms are no longer available at BCPL locations. Maryland and Federal income tax forms can be downloaded and printed using branch computers. Reproducible Federal income tax forms for the current tax year are available in the branches. These forms can be photocopied.

 

Download Federal Income Tax Forms and Maryland Tax Forms directly from these links.

 

 

Resources Available at Baltimore County Public Library

 

Federal IRS and State of Maryland paper income tax forms are no longer available at BCPL locations. Maryland and federal income tax forms can be downloaded and printed using branch computers.

 

The print and photocopy charge at the branch is $0.15 per page. Find branch locations and hours

 

If a particular form cannot be located, please ask for help at the Information Desk.

 

Our branches have reference and circulating books to help with preparing either personal or business income tax forms. For a list of tax related materials owned by library (opens in new window in our catalog) search the Baltimore County Public Library catalog. Type "tax", "income tax", "small business taxation" (opens in new window in our catalog) or other similar keywords into the catalog search box.

 

Baltimore County Public Library staff cannot provide tax advice. Information and links are offered only as a convenience and Baltimore County Public Library is not responsible for content.

 

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Federal Income Tax Forms

 

Get Federal forms, instructions and publications:

 

  • Order by phone 1-800-829-FORM (3676). May take up to 2 weeks for delivery through U.S. mail.

 

  • Order online using the IRS web form. May take up to 2 weeks for delivery through U.S. mail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to send completed Federal individual and business forms
Address depends on state and type of return being filed.

 

Free File (opens in new window) is the fast, easy, and free way to prepare and e-file your individual federal income tax return online.

 

Federal Income Tax Information

 

Ask the Internal Revenue Service your tax question:

 

  • by phone 1-800-829-1040, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. local time

 

  • by TDD 1-800-829-4059, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. local time

 

  • Face-to-Face Tax Help in Baltimore
    IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center
    31 Hopkins Plaza
    Baltimore, Maryland 21201
    Call 410-962-7969 to find out about available services, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    If you need to resolve a tax problem, have questions about how the tax law applies to your individual tax return, or you're more comfortable talking with someone in person, visit the IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center. No appointment is necessary - just walk in. Multilingual assistance is available in every office.

 

  • Taxpayer Advocate Service
    31 Hopkins Plaza, Room 900A
    Baltimore, Maryland 21201
    410-962-2082 or 1-877-777-4778; TTY: 1-800-829-4059.
    Offers free, independent, and confidential tax assistance to individual taxpayers and businesses unable to resolve their tax problems through normal channels or to individuals experiencing a hardship.

 

Internal Revenue Service Home Page
Online information for individuals and businesses and access to online forms, instructions and publications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Business Taxes
by SBA.gov
Official link to tax information created by the United States government for businesses. Assists businesses in meeting their tax responsibilities by linking to forms, information, programs and services.

 

United States Internal Revenue Code (opens in new window)
from the Legal Information Institute, Cornell University Law School
Searchable access to the Internal Revenue Code.

 

Income Tax Form Preparation Assistance

 

Baltimore County Department of Aging Tax Aide Counseling
From February 1 through April 15, low and middle-income taxpayers age 60 or older are given free assistance with basic Federal and Maryland personal income tax forms as well as homeowners' and renters' tax credit applications at senior centers and other sites throughout Baltimore County.  Appointments are required at most locations. Call the local site to set up an appointment.

 

Internal Revenue Service's Taxpayer Assistance Center  *IRS recently announced thay it will no longer offer federal or state income tax return preparation

 

IRS Live Telephone Assistance for individuals and businesses
Ask questions to help you prepare your tax return, or ask about a notice you have received. Available Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Comptroller of Maryland's Taxpayer Services
Prepares your Maryland income tax return and electronically files it free of charge. Assistance is available by visiting a local Taxpayer Service Office. Bring your completed federal return, all W-2 statements and supporting documents (such as 1099 statements) and picture identification with you. No appointment is necessary.

 

  • Baltimore City Office
    State Office Building
    301 West Preston Street, Room 206
    Baltimore, Maryland 21201
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

  • Towson Office
    Hampton Plaza
    300 East Joppa Road, Plaza Level 1A
    Towson, Maryland 21286
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

  • Call Taxpayer Services 410-260-7980 Monday - Friday, 8:30 a. m. to 4:30 p m.; TTY: through Maryland Relay dial 711 with your Maryland income tax questions.

 

  • Email taxhelp@comp.state.md.us (opens in new window). Include your name, address and the last four digits of your Social Security number in your email message.

 

 

AARP Tax-Aide Program
Offers free volunteer-run federal tax assistance from February 1 through the middle of April for low- and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and over. Sites are operated on an appointment basis; check the site locator (opens in new window) for contact information and hours of operation. See their Frequently Asked Questions About Federal Taxes or submit a question using AARP's Online Tax Assistance form (opens in new window).

 

Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
 Find a CPA

 

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Call 410-547-6537, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Volunteers assist low-income individuals on matters involving tax disputes with the IRS, tax audits, or back taxes. Not a walk-in service.

 

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
by Internal Revenue Service
Offers free tax help for low to moderate-income (generally $49,000 and below) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Certified volunteers sponsored by various organizations prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. Most locations also offer free electronic filing. To locate the nearest VITA site, call  1-800-906-9887

 

Maryland Income Tax Forms and Publications

 

To get Maryland forms and instructions:

 

  • Email: taxforms@comp.state.md.us (opens in new window). Include your name, address and the last four digits of your Social Security number in your email message.

 

  • Phone: 410-260-7951, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; TTY through Maryland Relay, dial 711.

 

 

Baltimore City Office
State Office Building
301 West Preston Street, Room 206
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2384
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Towson Office
Hampton Plaza
300 East Joppa Road, Plaza Level 1A
Towson, Maryland 21286
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

  • Online forms and instructions can be downloaded:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mailing Address - where to send completed Maryland Income Tax Forms

 

Electronic filing
Use Maryland's free iFile (opens in new window) service to file your Maryland tax return online. Requirements for using iFile to file short Form 503, long Form 502 and most other Maryland tax forms.

 

Maryland Income Tax Information

 

Help with your Maryland tax questions is available:

 

  • Email taxhelp@comp.state.md.us (opens in new window). Include your name, address and the last four digits of your Social Security number in your email message.

 

  • Phone 410-260-7980, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; TTY through Maryland Relay, dial 711.

 

 

Baltimore City Office
State Office Building
301 West Preston Street, Room 206
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2384
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

Towson Office
Hampton Plaza
300 East Joppa Road, Plaza Level 1A
Towson, Maryland 21286
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

  • Online through the Comptroller of Maryland website
    This website provides information and services on all state taxes including income taxes, undeliverable refund checks, and more.

 

Information for Business Taxpayers

 

Information for Individual Taxpayers

 

Information for Military Personnel

 

Information for Nonresidents

 

Other Baltimore County and Maryland Taxes

 

Baltimore County and State Business Tax Rates
from Baltimore County Department of Economic Development

 

Baltimore County Office of Budget and Finance
Property tax bills are issued on July 1 each year by Baltimore County. This site has taxpayer's information on available tax credits, tax sales on property, explanation of tax bills, payment options, and more.

 

  • Pay or Search Real Property and Personal Property Taxes Information (opens in new window)
    To pay your real or personal property taxes for Baltimore County or to search for property tax information online, you will need a parcel ID, account number or property address. This information is on your tax bill. Use to find your tax account and parcel ID number for real and personal property tax. Enter street address and learn ownership, parcel ID, assessment, tax account information, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Tax Sale
    On March 1, a Final Tax Sale Notice is mailed. This allows 30 days to pay the property taxes.  Baltimore County posts properties to be sold on its website around the first of May.

 

Baltimore County Historic Tax Credit 

 

Comptroller of Maryland
Find out about personal and business, estate, sales and use taxes. Many online services available for filing personal and business taxes and finding unclaimed property.

 

County Tax Rates
from Maryland State Department of Assessment and Taxation
Current and prior years' property tax rate in each county, transfer and recordation tax rates.

 

Homeowners' and Renters' Tax Credits
Information and application forms to help low-income homeowners and renters to limit the amount that they must pay in property taxes. An application is routinely sent to homeowners who were recipients of a tax credit in the previous year. Applications can be downloaded using the link above. In February, they are available at the local assessment offices and at any Baltimore County Public Library, or by calling the Tax Credits Telephone Service at 410-767-4433 (Baltimore Area) or 1-800-944-7403 (Toll Free). Email a request for an application to: Taxcredits Division taxcreditapp@dat.state.md.us (opens in new window)

 

Maryland Tax and Assessments Information
by the Maryland State Department of Assessment and Taxation
Access to forms, rates, assessment information for private property owners and for personal property of businesses, the assessment appeals process, and more.

 

Maryland Tax Credit and Exemption Information
by the Maryland State Department of Assessment and Taxation
Includes Homeowners' and Renters' tax credit information and forms.

 

Other States' Tax Forms

 

Federation of Tax Administrators (opens in new window)
Links to state tax forms and tax agency websites. Also state tax rates compared.

 

TAXSites.com
Links to each State's tax agency website

 

Property Assessment

 

Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT)
Baltimore County property tax bills are issued in July/August of each year. The amount of the tax bill is determined by two factors: (1) the assessment; (2) the property tax rate. Assessments are based on the fair market value of the property and are issued by the Department of Assessments and Taxation, an agency of State government. Property tax rates are set by each unit of government - the State, counties, and cities.

 

 

 

  • Business Data Search (opens in new window)
    Records (both foreign and domestic) of corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability limited partnerships, and trade names for businesses. Database has entity names, principal offices and resident agents, taxable personal property assessment information, and more. It also maintains records on the filing of security interests (Uniform Commercial Code also called UCC filings).

 

 

 

 

  • Real Property Data Search (opens in new window)
    Obtain ownership and value information about real property in Maryland from this database, as well as sales of real property from 1996 to the present. Searchable by address, map, property account identification, and property sales.

 

  • Tax and Assessments Information
    Find current and prior year's property tax, transfer and recordation tax rates. Explains Constant Yield Tax Rate, assessment appeal process, rights of property owner, and more.

 

General Resources

 

Income Tax Preparation Pathfinder
by ipl2
An excellent guide that provides information and assistance about the United States income tax preparation process. This site has a range of information, including tax basics, tax preparation software, tax estimators, the latest tax law changes, Internal Revenue Service ( IRS ) forms and publications, tips for reducing income tax, and tax planning advice.

 

Tax, Accounting and Payroll Sites Directory
by TaxSites.com
A comprehensive directory.

 

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